The Government of Ecuador condemned the “attacks that took place on Israel” this Saturday from Gaza by the Islamist group Hamas and expressed solidarity with the Israeli people, after clashes that caused the death of at least 198 people. Palestinians and more than 100 Israelis.
In a message published on social networks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Movement of Ecuador expressed its solidarity with the families of the victims and the entire people of Israel.
“True to its principles, Ecuador believes in peace and dialogue, and rejects all acts of violence,” said the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry, which under the mandate of conservative President Guillermo Lasso became one of the America’s first partner in Latin America. .The United States, Israel’s main ally.
This Saturday, Israel declared itself in a state of war after the launch of missiles and the entry of Hamas into the territory of Israel with an unprecedented surprise attack, entering the territory of Israel and kidnapping dozens of Israelis, in addition to taking over twenty Israeli towns. , where the fight is still going on.
More than 100 people died in Israel and almost a thousand were injured; while Israeli airstrikes have left 198 dead in Gaza and at least 1,160 wounded, although the numbers are expected to rise on both sides of an already open war.
El Gobierno del Ecuador 🇪🇨 condena los ataques ocurridos hoy en Israel 🇮🇱. EL Ecuador se solidariza con Ias familias de las víctimas y con el pueblo israelí. Fiel a sus principios, el Ecuador cree en la paz y el diálogo y rechaza todo acto de violencia.
— Cancillería del Ecuador 🇪🇨 (@CancilleriaEc) October 7, 2023