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Colombia will sever diplomatic relations with Israel, says President Petro

Colombian President Gustavo Petro said he will sever diplomatic ties with Israel over its actions in Gaza, APA reported citing Reuters.

Petro has already heavily criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Here before you the government of change, of the President of the Republic, announces that tomorrow we will sever diplomatic relations with the State of Israel,” Petro told a cheering crowd in Bogota that marched to mark International Workers’ Day and supported Petro’s social policy. and economic reforms.