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Bolivia breaks ties over Gaza, will take Israel to ICC/Bolivia rompe relaciones diplomáticas con Israel en solidaridad con Gaza

Bolivia severs ties with Israel

January 14, 2009 -- Al Jazeera -- Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, says he is breaking off ties with Israel in protest against its war in Gaza, which has left more than 1000 Palestinians dead.

Morales said on Wednesday that he would seek to get top Israeli officials, including Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, charged with "genocide" in the International Criminal Court.

The Bolivian president also dismissed the United Nations and its "Insecurity Council" for its "lukewarm" response to the crisis and said the general assembly should hold an emergency session to condemn the invasion.

"Considering these grave attacks against ... humanity, Bolivia will stop having diplomatic relations with Israel," Morales told diplomats in the Bolivian capital, La Paz.

He also said that Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, should be stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize for failing to stop the invasion.

Palestinian 'holocaust'

Morales's move follows the decision by his ally Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, to expel Israel's ambassador in the country because of the offensive, calling it a "holocaust". Morales expelled the US ambassador from Bolivia in September after accusing him of encouraging violent protests against his government.

Chavez did the same not long afterwards in "solidarity" with Morales.

More than 1000 Palestinians have now died in Israel's offensive in Gaza, around 40 per cent of whom were civilians, aid agencies and Palestinian medics say.

Thirteen Israelis have also died, four from rocket fire from Gaza.

[For more on Bolivia's, Venezuela's and Cuba's opposition to Israel's attacks on the Palestinian people,click HERE.]

Bolivia to take Israel to The Hague

Press TV via Bolivia Rising -- January 16, 2009 -- Bolivia is seeking to take Tel Aviv to International Criminal Court over the brutal atrocities the Israeli forces have committed in Gaza.

The Andean state says it is intended to make regional allies take a unified stance against "the Israeli political and military leaders responsible for the offensive on the Gaza Strip" and make it to stand trial at the international body in the Hague, said Sacha Llorenti, whose portfolio covers civil society.

Moves to begin the legal process will begin "probably next week", Bolivia's deputy justice and human rights minister Wilfredo Chavez told journalists during the visit to Geneva, AFP reported on Friday.

Bolivia followed in the steps of its ally Venezuela and severed diplomatic ties with Israel over its massacre of the Gazans and snubbing the international calls for an ``immediate'' and ``durable'' truce, said the Latin American governments.

The Bolivian president Evo Morales told a group of diplomats in the administrative capital of La Paz that he will request the International Criminal Court (ICC) to file genocide charges against Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The ICC is competent to adjudicate war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed after 2002.

Israel and its closest ally, the United States, are not among the 108 signatories of the Rome Statute creating the Hague-based court in 2000 to investigate and prosecute war crimes.

After 21 days of non-stop bombardment and aggression, the Israeli invasion of Gaza has left 1133 Palestinians killed and more than 5200 wounded.

 

Bolivia rompe relaciones diplomáticas con Israel en solidaridad con Palestina

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Ecuadorian president condemns Israeli offensive in Gaza Strip

Ecuadorian president condemns Israeli offensive in Gaza Strip
Xinhua. January 15, 2009
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/16/content_10667414.htm

QUITO, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has
condemned the Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, calling for sanctions
against the Jewish state's "crimes against humanity."

"We condemn the massacre the Palestinian people are suffering, "Correa
said Thursday in his second government report to the National
Assembly.

"We have requested a condemnation against Israel with pain, because we
consider it a friend, but we still call for sanctions against its
crimes against humanity," he added.

Correa also said Israel has committed "inadmissible violations of
international law ... and should not embargo food and medicines for
civilians in the Gaza Strip."

He said his government condemns "all kind of colonialist,
neo-colonialist and imperialist practices" and called for the
"democratization of the United Nations (UN)."

However, Quito has not taken any diplomatic measures against Israel,
while Bolivia and Venezuela have severed diplomatic ties with the
Jewish state.

como me gustaria que mexico

como me gustaria que mexico hiciera lo mismo que venezuela, bolivia y cuba, pero desgraciadamente mexico esta altamente dominado por el capitalismo. me siento muy orgulloso de esos lideres que se oponen ala injusticia y estoy con ellos al 100%.

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