05-08-2021 08:14 AM Jerusalem Timing

Bolivia Declares Israel ‘Terrorist State’, Renounces Visa Exemption Agreement

Bolivia Declares Israel ‘Terrorist State’, Renounces Visa Exemption Agreement

Bolivia declared the Zionist entity a ‘terrorist state’ and scrapped a visa exemption agreement with Tel Aviv in protest against Israeli brutal offensive on the besieged Gaza strip.

Bolivia declared the Zionist entity a ‘terrorist state’ and scrapped a visa exemption agreement with Tel Aviv in protest against Israeli brutal offensive on the besieged Gaza strip.

Canceling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” the country's President Evo Morales announced. Bolivian President Evo Morales

Morales explained that the assault on Gaza clearly shows that “Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

The announcement came after a cabinet meeting of the government of Evo Morales which decided that; “The Bolivian state and people have made a firm decision to terminate the agreement on visas to Israel, from August 17, 1972, signed under a regime of dictatorship in Bolivia and that allowed Israeli citizens to enter Bolivia freely without even entry visa."

Earlier in July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

Other Latin American countries including Chile and El Salvador recalled their ambassadors in the Zionist entity on Tuesday for consultations due to the increased violence in the Gaza Strip that killed so far more than 1350 people, most of them civilians. The move follows similar actions by Ecuador, Brazil and Peru who have also recalled their ambassadors.