In a response full of hints and criticism of the State of Israel, President Gustavo Petro sent a letter to the Prime Minister of that country, Benjamin Netanyahu, to propose a “Peace Commission” to help resolve the current war. between the Government of Israel and Israel. Palestinian group Hamas.
According to him, the solution to this conflict that everyone is concerned about now is “an immediate cessation of hostilities and the beginning of the release of all the captives,” in which he explained that both parties should hand over the person they kidnapped.
In context, “I reject acts that involve the elimination of another”: Petro responds to Israel with a letter full of announcements
The letter came 20 days after Netanyahu asked President Petro to take the necessary steps to help free the hostages still being held by Hamas. Although the letter was diplomatic in tone, in essence, Israel criticized the head of state for his position in favor of Palestine.
Tensions between the two countries are high, as Petro accuses them of being “murderers,” “genocidals,” and “occupiers” who want to end the little territory left to the Palestinians.
In fact, this letter addressed by Petro to Netanyahu does not deviate from the critical tone of the State of Israel because he insists that he will only cooperate in ways that lead to peace without “eliminating the other.”
“I reject and strongly reject actions that involve the elimination of others. As a government, we have declared this in our territory, and we will do it everywhere on the planet,” assured Petro.
In the same challenging but diplomatic tone, the president also confirmed that Colombia has made “efforts at the highest level” to help free the hostages associated with the country.
According to the president, “to facilitate his release, on November 21, I made the decision to grant Colombian nationality to Mr. Elkana Bohbot, because of his relationship with the Colombian Rebecca González.”
The case became famous in the country because it is the story of a Colombian who has been in Israel for 7 years and whose husband, who is an Israeli national, was kidnapped by Hamas four months ago.
With the new nationality as Colombian given by President Petro, it is possible that Hamas will release him more quickly and even send him to Bogotá as part of the humanitarian process.
“Not shedding blood means talking, finding common paths, again and again, until people kneel, until rights are guaranteed, until peace becomes real. In the midst of this senseless and evil violence that plagues our countries, the only possible path is to reach a peace agreement to preserve life,” Petro concluded.