Bolivia cuts diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza

January 15th, 2009 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS  

La Paz, Jan 15 (DPA) Bolivia broke diplomatic ties with Israel over the “disproportionate” attacks of the Israeli Army on the Gaza Strip, Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday in La Paz.Morales made the announcement as diplomats accredited in Bolivia greeted the president in accordance with protocol, Bolivian media reported.

He exhorted the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate the ongoing attacks in Gaza which have already over 1,000 lives.

The Bolivian president further demanded that Israeli President Shimon Peres be deprived of the Nobel Peace Prize he was granted in 1994.

Bolivia’s decision came eight days after Venezuela expelled the Israeli ambassador in its territory, also in protest for events in Gaza.

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