Petro responds to the Israeli ambassador: “I was in the Auschwitz concentration camp and now I see it copied in Gaza”

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President Gustavo Petro and the Israeli ambassador to Colombia, Gali Dagan, have had exchanges of words over the positions of the head of state regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict - credit Infobae archive.

The president's positions Gustavo Petro in favor of the Palestinian cause, after the terrorist attack by the Hamas group against Israel, have caused discomfort in the Israeli ambassador to Colombia, Gali Dagan.

Since the attack occurred, on the morning of Saturday, October 7, which has unleashed a bloody confrontation in the area, the Colombian head of state has been very active on social networks giving his opinion on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

As if that were not enough, it has refused to condemn the terrorist act by Hamas and the Foreign Ministry has limited itself to expressing its rejection of the harm suffered by civilians on both sides.

These positions have caused an exchange of statements and trills between Ambassador Dagan and Petro. Precisely in a recent interview for the Blu Radio station, the Israeli diplomat reiterated his request to the Colombian President to express his support for Israel.

“We received great contributions from the international community, from all the democratic countries that said in their messages, first they condemned the brutal attack, terrorism, they also said and spoke about Israel's right to defend itself and we also received a lot of support from many countries in America. Latina, it is something we appreciate a lot,” he said.

Likewise, he stated that Israel is a “victim” and made a

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