May 2, 2024, 4:47 PM

Colombia withdraws diplomats from occupied Palestine

Colombia withdraws diplomats from occupied Palestine

TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) – Colombia's diplomatic staff will return home after the severing of diplomatic relations with the Israeli regime amid their aggression against the Gaza Strip, the Colombian Foreign Ministry said.

"Colombian diplomatic staff will return to our country. Our compatriots in Israel and Palestine will continue to receive the necessary assistance and services from the consular section of the embassy in Tel Aviv," the ministry said in a statement uploaded to its website, TASS reported.

On Wednesday, Colombian President Gustavo Petro promised to sever diplomatic relations with the Israeli regime on May 2. According to the Foreign Ministry’s statement, the Israeli side will be notified of the scope of the measure announced by the president through official channels.

The Colombian Foreign Ministry also stated that the country had repeatedly urged a ceasefire, the immediate release of captives, and humanitarian aid for the people of the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Israel waged a genocidal war on the besieged Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas Resistance group carried out a historic operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Israel has imposed a complete siege on the densely populated territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.


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    • JEFF US 06:22 - 2024/05/03
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      A sample of good decision making for other Latin American countries.