Brazil's international minister accuses his Israeli colleague of “lying.” | EUROtoday

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In the diplomatic dispute over Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's comparability of Israel's actions within the Gaza Strip with the Holocaust, his Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira has accused his Israeli colleague Israel Katz of dishonesty. Katz's statements had been “unacceptable in nature and a lie” in addition to “outrageous,” defined Vieira.

Lula accused Israel of a “genocide” within the Gaza Strip concerning the conflict in opposition to the unconventional Islamic Hamas on Sunday at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa. Then Lula, 78, added: “What is happening to the Palestinian people in Gaza has never happened before in history. Yes, that already happened: when Hitler decided to kill the Jews.”

Israel declares Lula persona non grata

Israel then summoned the Brazilian ambassador Frederico Meyer to a gathering with Foreign Minister Katz on the Jad Vashem Holocaust memorial and declared Lula persona non grata. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Lula had “crossed a red line.”

In return, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador Daniel Zonshinem and introduced Meyer again to Brazil for consultations.

Lula obtained assist from two South American heads of state on Tuesday. Colombian President Gustavo Petro wrote on the net service X, previously Twitter: “A genocide is taking place in Gaza.” Lula “only told the truth and the truth must be defended.” Bolivian President Luis Arce additionally mentioned on X that Lula had “told the truth about the genocide.”

USA contradicts Lula's statements

The United States, Israel's greatest supporter, has contradicted Lula's statements. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who landed in Brazil on Wednesday for the assembly of G20 international ministers, can also be scheduled to fulfill with Lula throughout his go to.

On October seventh, fighters from Hamas, which the EU and the USA classify as a terrorist group, entered Israel and dedicated atrocities there, primarily in opposition to civilians. According to Israeli data, round 1,160 individuals had been killed and round 250 had been taken hostage to the Gaza Strip.

In response to the Hamas assault, Israel has said that its purpose is to destroy Hamas. According to Hamas figures that can not be independently verified, greater than 29,100 individuals had been killed within the huge navy operation within the Gaza Strip.