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Colombian President Accuses Netanyahu of Genocide

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Colombian President Accuses Netanyahu of Genocide
Petro criticized Netanyahu for the bombing of innocent civilians, drawing parallels to the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II.

Netanyahu retaliated by labeling Petro as an anti-Semitic supporter of Hamas, following Petro's call for the Israeli leader's arrest over the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza. The heated exchange between the two leaders highlights the ongoing tensions in the West Asia conflict.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice. An interim ruling in January said it is "plausible" that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza and ordered Tel Aviv to stop such acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

At least seven mass graves have been found in the Gaza Strip as Israel continued its brutal offensive on the enclave that has left more than 34,800 people dead and injured over 78,400 others since Oct. 7, 2023.