Brazil: Lula Compares Israel’s Genocide in Gaza to Hitler’s Killing of the Jews

February 18, 2024

Lula in Addis Ababa

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has denounces the Israeli genocide in Gaza and compares it to Adolf Hitler’s campaign during World War II.

The Brazilian president, in a meeting held this Sunday with journalists in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, where he is attending as a guest at a summit of the African Union (AU), said that “what is happening in the Gaza Strip is not a war, it is a genocide.

” It is not a war of soldiers against soldiers, it is a war between a highly trained army and women and children. What is happening to the Palestinian people only happened one other time in history and that was when Hitler decided to kill the Jews. It is collective punishment”, Lula said.

Lula also defended once again the existence of a Palestinian state. Such statements have caused the anger of the Tel Aviv regime, which has summoned the Brazilian ambassador.

The icon of the Latin American left and an important representative of the countries of the global south, has several times denounced Israel’s atrocities in Gaza. Recently, he criticized Western countries for suspending aid to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).

Diplomatic clash between Israel and Brazil

The Israeli Foreign Minister, Israel Katz, in addition to summoning the Brazilian Ambassador to Tel Aviv, Frederico Meyer, considered “the comments of the Brazilian President to be shameful and severe”.

For his part, the Prime Minister of the Zionist regime, Benjamin Netanyahu, protested that comparing Israel to Hitler is “crossing a red line”.

The Gaza Strip Ministry of Health has reported that more than 28,800 people have been killed by ongoing Israeli attacks since last October 7.

Source: Resumen Latinoamericano – Buenos Aires