Latin American presidents, ministers and legal persons are calling for sanctions against Israel

Former heads of state, foreign ministers, and influential political and cultural figures in Latin America have called on the international community, through the United Nations, to impose sanctions on Israel for its decision to forcefully annex large parts of the Palestinian territory legal.

They also demanded, through a petition signed by them, to activate the Special Committee against Apartheid and "lift the immunity enjoyed by Israel in order to systematically and systematically violate international law with the direct and strategic support of the US President, Donald Trump."

The signatories of the petition, which came at the initiative of the Solidarity Committee with the Palestinian People in Uruguay, condemned this decision "unlawful and unprecedented," as they denounced the crime practiced by the occupation against the rights of the Palestinian people without accountability, considering that the "deal of the century" promoted all of these Israeli transgressions which are a flagrant violation of the basic principles of international law, including the right to self-determination and the inadmissibility of annexing territory by force. "

The signed personalities affirmed that this petition came in response to the call made by the Palestinian people, who lived for decades under the Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid, and that by signing them, they urge states to take effective measures to stop the Israeli annexation and violate the political and human rights of Palestinians.

They added that they support the Palestinian people’s call to prohibit arms trade and cooperation with Israel in the military and security fields and to suspend free trade agreements with Israel, warning that trade with Israeli settlements is illegal, and in this way they demand individuals and companies complicit in the Israeli occupation and the apartheid regime to take responsibility and back away from this Collusion that supports the occupation in its violations of the rights of an entire people.

They also pledged to work within the framework of national structures within their countries to put pressure on their governments to implement the measures they are calling for in the petition, as they are necessary and essential to confront the racism and brutality of the Israeli occupation.

They added that previously, the international community unanimously rejected the apartheid regime in South Africa and helped to bring it down, through effective accountability measures, and they are now calling on the world to take a similarly similar position in order to end decades of Israeli repression against the Palestinian people, and therefore, too, They demand that their governments work together "so that the United Nations system prevails over fanatical and malicious ideological rules of" survival of the strongest "adopted by the government of Israel and the White House.

The signatories also demanded that their governments comply with their obligations under international law and work to adopt a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly renewing the call for legal and effective sanctions against Israel focusing on the military blockade, as well as providing the means to implement that, as a countermeasures to stop the annexation policy and other grave violations International law also includes ensuring the effectiveness of the United Nations database of companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements and updating them regularly.

In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants welcomed the signing of this petition.

Among the most prominent personalities signed:

- Former President of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo

- Former Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa

- Former President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff

- Former President of Colombia, Ernesto Samper

- Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva

- Former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales

- Former President of Uruguay, José Mojica

- Former Paraguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alejandro Hamid Franco

- Former Brazilian Foreign Minister, Celso Amorim

- Former Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, Guillaume Long

Hugo Martínez, formerly Minister of the Emigration of El Salvador

- The former Minister of the Interior of Uruguay, Dr. Jose Diaz

- Former Peruvian MP, Wilbert Rosas

- Former Peruvian Member of Parliament, Marco Arana

- Former Uruguayan Member of Parliament, Constanta Moreira

- Former presidential candidate in Colombia, Beatriz Sanchez

- Former presidential candidate in Chile, Marco Enriquez-Ominami

- Former presidential candidate in Colombia, Clara Lopez

- Former Uruguayan presidential candidate, Daniel Martinez

- Brazilian musician, Kaetano Veloso

- Brazilian musician, Chico Parque

- Brazilian writer, Milton Hatum

- Political cartoonist in Brazil, Carlos Latouf

- Uruguayan journalist, Raul Zepekhi


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