Latin America has emerged in recent days in the forefront of condemnation of Israel's military intervention in the Gaza Strip.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro in 2013, Illustrative photography. © AP / Sipa
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has signed an international manifesto "in defense of Palestine," which demands that Israel comply with the UN resolutions and withdraw from Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, said Saturday the official Granma daily . Fidel Castro, who is 88 years old August 13, brought "his signature to the group of intellectuals and politicians who have joined the manifesto in defense of Palestine," wrote Granma.
Other signatories of this manifesto promoted by the Network in Defense of Humanity (REDH), a network of associations in Latin America include the President of Bolivia Evo Morales, Argentine artist and Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, the American Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso or writer Alice Walker.
The manifesto calls on governments around the world that require Israel to comply with UN Resolution 1967, which called him to withdraw from the territories captured during the conflict.
A "new type of fascism"
Latin America has emerged in recent days in the forefront of condemnation of Israel's military intervention in the Gaza Strip, with the almost unanimous support for the Palestinians.
Fidel Castro has accused Israel of practicing "a new type of fascism" through this military operation, in an article published Tuesday by Granma. Harsh criticism also came from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Chile and El Salvador have recalled their ambassadors for consultations in Israel, while Bolivia, where 3,000 to 4,000 people demonstrated on Friday to protest the war, Israel has put up a list of "terrorist states ".
The only dissenting voice so far is that of the British, led by President Juan Manuel Santos, who has ruled out any recover its diplomatic representation in Tel Aviv.
Israeli attacks have killed at least five dead Saturday in the Gaza Strip, where the hostility continued after the failure of negotiations with uncertain prospects, while the fighting started there more than a month, already have more than 1,950 deaths.