Cuba's president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has urged the global community to intervene and halt what he describes as a "genocide" in Gaza.

Iran PressAmerica: In a statement accompanied by a photo showing the Palestinian flag projected onto the Jose Marti Memorial in Havana, Diaz-Canel demanded an immediate cessation of the violence. He emphasized that as long as Palestinian territories are being ravaged by the Israeli occupation, Cuba will persist in denouncing these atrocities and appealing to the international community for action.

Diaz-Canel has emerged as a prominent voice among world leaders in denouncing Israel's prolonged military campaign in Gaza. The ongoing conflict, triggered by a Hamas attack on October 7, has resulted in a significant loss of life on both sides, with over 1,200 Israelis and more than 32,700 Palestinians, predominantly civilians including women and children, reported dead in Gaza. Additionally, the region has witnessed extensive destruction, widespread displacement, and severe food shortages.

Accusations of genocide against Israel have been brought before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), prompting an interim ruling in January that called for an immediate cessation of genocidal activities and the implementation of measures to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza's civilian population. 219