Brazilian President Lula da Silva on Middle East conflict: Not War, But Genocide

“I don’t know how a human being is capable of war knowing that the result of that war is the death of innocent children,”

by Sead Dedovic
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Brazilian President Lula da Silva on Middle East conflict: Not War, But Genocide
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Brazilian President Lula da Silva characterizes the situation in Gaza as not just a war, but a "genocide" resulting in the tragic loss of thousands of innocent children. “It’s not a war, it’s a genocide that has killed nearly 2,000 children who have nothing to do with this war, they are victims of this war,” -Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said.

The Brazilian president does not understand why individuals call for war or want to create chaos, given that they are aware of the consequences that can arise. It is still unknown if da Silva was targeting anyone with this statement.

“I don’t know how a human being is capable of war knowing that the result of that war is the death of innocent children,”- he continued.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted to the conflict

He is not the only one who is horrified by the situation in Gaza.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also one of the leaders who calls for peace and believes that it is necessary for the conflict between Israel and Palestine to end. It was Erdogan and da Silva who communicated on the phone 10 days ago.

Türkiye's Communications Directorate emphasized through social media that their goal was to find a solution to end the conflict.
“The call addressed the conflicts that are becoming more and more violent between Israel and Palestine as well as steps aimed at ensuring calm.

Sharing with his Brazilian counterpart Türkiye’s offers of a solution for a lasting peace, President Erdogan said no country should add fuel to the fire and that concrete steps should be taken by all regarding humanitarian aid within the framework of human rights." In an interview with the media, the Brazilian president revealed the details of the conversation.

Their imperative was to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. In addition, food and medical supplies are essential. "We talked about the importance of a cease-fire, humanitarian aid and the need for food and medicine to enter across the border with Egypt."

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