Bolivia Declares Israel A ‘Terrorist State’

La Paz, July 31 (QNA) – Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Israel a “terrorist state,” Wednesday, because of the ongoing military aggression on Gaza Strip.

“Israel does not respect the principles or purposes of the United Nations charter nor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Morales said, according to La Razon.

Israeli citizens will now be required to obtain a visa before traveling to Bolivia. Previously, under a 1972 agreement, which Morales denounced for being “signed under a dictatorial regime,” Israelis could travel freely into Bolivia without having to obtain a visa.

Israel is now considered a “group 3” country, meaning visa applications must be reviewed by the National Migration Administration. “In other words we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said
Morales broke off diplomatic relations with the Israel in 2009, and has renounced Israel’s treatment of Palestinians “a genocide.”
Other South American countries, including Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, have recalled their ambassadors from Israel in protest over the fighting in Gaza. (QNA)

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