Brazilian president denounces war on Gaza, compares it to the Holocaust

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. (Photo: Twitter/X)
ADDIS ABABA – On Sunday, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva denounced Israel's actions in Gaza, urging for international solidarity and pressing for a two-state solution. Lula drew similarities with Hitler's horrors and chastised Western governments for withholding aid to Palestinian refugees, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

At the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Lula stated, “What is happening in the Gaza Strip with the Palestinian people has no parallel in other historical moments. In fact, it did exist when Hitler decided to kill the Jews. It is not a war of soldiers against soldiers. It is a war between a highly prepared army, and women and children.”

Lula also denounced key Western donors' recent decisions to suspend financing for UNRWA after Israel accused 12 of its workers of participating in Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7, 2023.

He said that Brazil would enhance its financing for the organization following a meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. Lula also asked other countries to improve their contributions to UNRWA.

"When I see wealthy nations announcing their cessation of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians, I imagine the level of political awareness among these people and the spirit of solidarity that drives them," he went on to say.

Lula restated his call for a two-state solution that would include the establishment of a fully recognized Palestinian state with full sovereignty.

In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the Brazilian president's words as "Holocaust trivialization and an attempt to harm the Jewish people and Israel's right to defend itself." Additionally, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said it will summon the Brazilian ambassador for reprimand.

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