Bolivia breaking diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza assault

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Wednesday his country is breaking diplomatic ties with Israel over the offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Bolivia breaking diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza assault

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Wednesday his country is breaking diplomatic ties with Israel over the offensive in the Gaza Strip that has killed nearly 1000 Palestinians.

Morales is a close ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who on Jan. 6 expelled Israel's ambassador in protest over Gaza.

Venezuela is a major supplier of aid to Bolivia.

Morales made the announcement in a speech before diplomats in the government palace.

Israel launched its 19-day-old campaign in Gaza with the declared aim of halting rocket attacks by Hamas into Israel. The Palestinian death toll in the offensive rose on Wednesday to 984, medical officials said. Israel says 13 Israelis have been killed.

Reuters
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