Bolivia has declared Israel a terrorist state and has banned Israeli citizens from freely entering the country as a protest against the killing of civilians in Gaza. Bolivian President Evo Morales made the announcement, which revokes a visa exemption agreement with Israel, on Wednesday.
By withdrawing the reciprocal visa exemption, "we are declaring [Israel] a terrorist state," said Morales.
Earlier in July Morales asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to bring charges against Israel for "crimes against humanity."
The South American nation had already severed diplomatic relations with Israel back in 2009, in protest over Operation Cast Lead, Israel's previous military assault on Gaza.
Bolivia's dramatic sanctions against Israel come after a sixth UN school was bombed, killing at least 16 people. The school housed some 3,3000 Gazan refugees, and Israeli forces had been sent its coordinates no less than 17 times, according to UN officials.UN chief Ban Ki-moon said of the attack that "nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children."
Meanwhile Hamas has asked British journalist Harry Fear to leave Gaza, in spite of his pro-Palestinian stance, for publishing tweets of Hamas militants firing rockets.
Via Yahoo News.