Chile excludes Israeli companies from Latin America’s largest air show.

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SANTIAGO – On Wednesday, Chile announced that it will exclude Israeli companies from Latin America’s largest air show in April, Al-Mamlaka TV reportedاضافة اعلان

In a statement from the Chilean government, it was announced that “the 2024 International Aviation and Space Fair (FIDAE), which is scheduled to take place from [April 9-14], will not involve Israeli companies.”

Officials did not provide an explanation for the decision. Additionally, the leftist party of President Gabriel Boric criticized what they deem to be a “disproportionate” response from the Israeli government to the October 7 in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.

The Israeli occupation promised to “eliminate” Hamas after Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and began a devastating war on Gaza. According to the latest tally from the Gaza Ministry of Health, Israel has killed at least 30,000 Palestinians, most of whom are civilians.

Chile accommodates the largest population of Palestinians outside of the Middle East. In late October, Chile expelled its Israeli ambassador to protest against “unacceptable Israeli violations of international humanitarian law” in Gaza.

In January, Mexico and Chile joined calls for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Israel’s possible war crimes.

However, the Israeli Ambassador, Giz Artzyeli, told AFP News that he was neither contacted nor informed by the government about the decision to exclude Israel from FIDAE. He added that Israeli officials are not surprised by the views held by the Chilean government toward Israel.

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