Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bolivia Declares Israel a Terrorist State

Bolivia Declares Israel a Terrorist State - International Middle East Media Center

Wednesday July 30, 2014 22:52author by Chris Carlson - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group Report post
The Latin American country of Bolivia has renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its military offensive in Gaza, declaring it a terrorist state.
Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales -- Yves Picq, Wiki Commons
Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales -- Yves Picq, Wiki Commons
According to a recent Ma'an News Agency report, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced the move, on Wednesday, during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba:

It "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," he said.

The 1972 immigration treaty previously allowed Israelis to travel freely in between Israel and Bolivia without a visa.

The country broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009, over aprevious massacre on Gaza by the Israeli military.

In mid-July of this year, President Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for crimes against humanity.
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