People around world finally standing up against Israeli genocide in Gaza: DeBar

People around world finally standing up against Israeli genocide in Gaza: DeBar
# 31 July 2014 21:19 (UTC +04:00)

“Around the world people, not necessarily governments but the people, have been standing up against the Israeli genocide that’s being conducted against the Palestinians in Gaza -- and in the West Bank, by the way,” DeBar, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York, said in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday.

“But in Latin America particularly over the past few days we have seen some huge developments,” he said.

“On Wednesday, the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, termed/listed the Israeli government as terrorists based on their occupation, on their operation, rather. Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Peru and El Salvador recalled their ambassadors, and Costa Ricca is studying that measure also. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela and Paraguay issued a statement Wednesday during the Mercosur conference: they called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and they extended their support for the Palestinians,” DeBar stated.

“All this has been developing very quickly. And it’s an interesting mixture of Latin American countries because they are not all socialist or left-leaning governments. We are seeing, for example, Peru - and Paraguay, which actually is a rightwing government - taking that position,” the senior journalist noted.

“The United States suspects, of course, that Venezuela is at the heart of this, and yesterday decided that they were going to suspend several members of the Venezuelan delegation and they were taking other measures against Venezuela yesterday... the US took a preemptive action against Venezuela over this,” DeBar said.

“Meanwhile, while all this happened, it comes finally with a presentation at the UN yesterday of the fact that Israel has been targeting UN facilities in Gaza,” he stated.

“So, I am seeing an awful lot of hopeful signs that maybe finally the international community is going to do something about the genocide that Israel is conducting with the US backing - at US direction most likely - and hopefully that will bring some pressure on it to stop,” the activist concluded.

Israeli warplanes have been carrying out incessant airstrikes against the blockaded coastal territory since July 8. On July 17, thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion into the densely-populated strip.

More than 1,370 Palestinians have been killed, including women and children, and thousands others injured by the Israeli regime’s offensive against the coastal enclave despite pressure from the international community. The United Nations says over 80 percent of the fatalities in Gaza have been civilians.