Colombian President Urges US to End Civilian Deaths in Gaza

Colombian President Urges US to End Civilian Deaths in Gaza

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Washington (EFE).- Colombian President Gustavo Petro called on his American counterpart, Joe Biden, on Friday to take action to stop the killing of civilians in the Gaza Strip.
“I told Biden that the massacre could not continue,” the president said in a statement outside the residence of the Colombian ambassador to the United States after meeting with several regional leaders at the White House.
Petro explained that the US president did not give him a response but hopes to have “expressed his position”.
“The breach of international law that we are witnessing produces more violence, more brutality, and democratic destruction,” emphasized the president.
Petro, critical of Israel’s actions in Gaza
The Colombian president has been one of the most critical Latin American leaders of Israel’s response to the attack by the armed wing of the Islamist group Hamas on October 7.
Petro is part of the bloc of left-wing governments in Latin America, along with Chile, Mexico, and Bolivia, who have expressed their opposition to Israeli bombings in Gaza, which have already claimed over 9,000 lives in the Palestinian enclave.

Chilean President Gabriel Boric, with whom Petro held a meeting on Friday in Washington, called on Thursday for the other countries in the region to join forces to demand that “international law be respected” in the conflict.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel on Friday with the intention of achieving a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, allowing for the departure of foreigners and the entry of more humanitarian aid into the Palestinian enclave.
Israel has already rejected the possibility of a ceasefire unless the release of the 241 individuals taken by Hamas after the October 7 attacks is guaranteed.

Preguntas frecuentes

1. ¿Cuál es la postura del presidente colombiano, Gustavo Petro, con respecto a los ataques en la Franja de Gaza?

El presidente colombiano, Gustavo Petro, ha expresado su oposición a los ataques israelíes en la Franja de Gaza y ha pedido a su homólogo estadounidense, Joe Biden, que tomara medidas para detener la muerte de civiles en la región.

2. ¿Quiénes son los líderes latinoamericanos que se han manifestado en contra de los bombardeos israelíes en Gaza?

Junto con Gustavo Petro, los presidentes de Chile, México y Bolivia también se han mostrado críticos con la respuesta de Israel en Gaza.

3. ¿Qué está haciendo Estados Unidos para lograr un alto el fuego temporal en la Franja de Gaza?

El secretario de Estado de EE.UU., Antony Blinken, ha viajado a Israel con el objetivo de lograr un alto el fuego temporal en la Franja de Gaza que permita la salida de extranjeros y la entrada de más ayuda humanitaria al territorio palestino.