Venezuela voices solidarity with Palestinians


The Venezuelan government has expressed solidarity with Palestinians amid Israel’s ongoing attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports.

Venezuela’s government issued a statement this week to condemn the Israeli aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Socialists say Venezuela has had a leading role in Latin America in confronting the hostile policies of Washington and Tel Aviv and that is why ambassadors from the US and Israel have been expelled from Caracas in recent years.

Most experts agree that Venezuela has provided effective aid to Palestinians not only by diplomatic solidarity but also through supplying petroleum.

More than 100 people, including women and children, have been killed in the latest round of Israeli offensive against the besieged enclave since Tuesday.

Over 160 Palestinians were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in Israel’s eight-day offensive on the coastal enclave, which ended on November 21, 2012.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.