Dec 03, 2023 12:45 UTC
  • Colombian leader calls Israeli airstrikes on Gaza 'Nazi practices'

Colombian President Gustavo Petro has strongly criticized the Israeli bombings of the Gaza Strip, describing the Zionist regime's airstrikes on the city of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza as "Nazi practices".

"They [Israelis] claim this is not Nazi-like; killing 5,300 Palestinian boys and girls is a Nazi practice, despite the West's reluctance to acknowledge this truth," Petro posted on X social media platform, formerly known as Twitter.

Video footage of a residential area razed to rubble in the Israeli regime forces airstrikes on Deir al-Balah was attached to the posting.

Petro has repeatedly compared Israelis’ atrocious crimes against the Palestinians to Nazi practices in the first half of the past century.

The Colombian leader had previously drawn a parallel between Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and the "Nazi-like" attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, pointing out that genocide had been launched by the Apartheid regime in the Arab country.

Petro's remarks reflect the growing concern among the international community as the Israeli regime forces continue to mass kill the Palestinians with at least 16,000 civilians, mostly women and children, dead since Oct. 7.

Meanwhile, UN officials expressed their strong opposition to the “catastrophic” resumption of the Israelis' genocidal war on the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The UN humanitarian office in Geneva said on Friday the resumption of Israeli attacks on the defenseless Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip meant “hell on Earth has returned to Gaza.”