'Israeli' Foreign Minister accuses Colombia's president of 'rewarding murderers'


Published: 2024-05-02 13:05

Last Updated: 2024-06-24 17:08

Israeli Occupation Foreign Minister Israel Katz
Israeli Occupation Foreign Minister Israel Katz

Israeli Occupation Foreign Minister Israel Katz criticized Colombia's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Israeli Occupation due to the aggression in Gaza, characterizing it as a "reward" for Hamas.

Katz posted on the X platform, stating, “The president of Colombia promised to reward Hamas murderers and rapists - and today he kept his promise.”

He further labeled Colombia's president, Gustavo Petro, as joining "decided to side with the most despicable monsters known to humanity who burned babies, murdered children, raped women and kidnapped innocent civilians," further repeating uncorroborated and debunked claims of children being burned or women being raped.

He also accused him of being "hate-filled and anti-Semitic."

Earlier, Colombian President Gustavo Petro said Wednesday that his country will sever diplomatic ties with Israel, whose leader -Benjamin Netanyahu- described as "genocidal" over the Occupation’s aggression against the Gaza Strip.

"Tomorrow (Thursday) diplomatic relations with the state of Israel will be severe... for having a genocidal president," Petro told people in a May Day rally in the capital Bogota - cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

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