President Gabriel Boric, who this week recalled his ambassador to Israel over the conflict, used the platform of a White House visit to tell the world’s media that his country condemned abuses by either side.
‘Day by day, the number of civilian casualties continues to rise, and with over 8,000 deaths since the beginning of Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip, we can undoubtedly say that the response has been disproportionate,’ he said.
‘International humanitarian law is being violated, and what is happening in the Gaza Strip is unacceptable.’
He made his comments outside the entrance to the West Wing, where Biden and officials have taken pains to support Israel’s bombardment and siege of Gaza.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric used the platform of a White House visit to tell the world’s media that Israel had violated international humanitarian law with its attacks on Gaza
Minutes earlier Boric had been laughing with his host, President Joe Biden, as they compared their ages and how they had both been elected to
While a growing number of world leaders have turned against the massive military offensive, Biden has made clear that he stands with the government of Benjamin Netanyahu as it responds to a terrorist attack that killed 1400 people.
Minutes earlier Boric and Biden had looked the best of friends. They joked gently about each other’s ages and waxed lyrical about their countries’ commitment to democracy.
‘The only problem I have with you is you’re too young,’ Biden told Boric, who is 37 years old.
‘That’s not a problem,’ Boric responded, as they compared notes about beginning their electoral careers at a young age.
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