Colombian President Gustavo Petro announced on Wednesday that his country will sever diplomatic relations with Israel due to its "genocidal" war in the besieged Gaza Strip,

Iran PressAmerica: Colombian President Gustavo Petro on Wednesday (May 1) promised he would break his nation's diplomatic relations with Israel over the warring nation's actions in Gaza. 

Petro has already heavily criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and requested to join South Africa's case accusing Israel of genocide at the International Court of Justice.

"Here in front of you, the government of change, of the president of the republic announces that tomorrow we will break diplomatic relations with the state of Israel ... for having a government, for having a president who is genocidal," Petro told cheering crowds in Bogota who marched to mark International Worker's Day and back Petro's social and economic reforms.

The Columbian President reiterated that countries cannot be passive in the face of events in Gaza.

Since October 7 and the beginning of the all-out Israeli war on Gaza, over 34,500 people have been martyred and over 77,700 others have been wounded, besides dealing with famine and starvation.

The unprecedented carnage the Israeli regime has launched in 7 past months is such a shocking crime during the regime's 75-year occupation of Palestine that made the whole people of the world awaken.

Protest of students at US universities is going high across the country and is spilling over European and Australian universities; rallies are staged against the West's supportive policies for the Israeli war on Gaza. 219