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300 Prominent Ukrainians Show Support to Palestinians; Belgian Leader Calls for Sanctions on Israel

HeadlineNov 09, 2023

More than 300 Ukrainian scholars, artists and activists have signed a letter expressing solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. They write, “Palestinians have the right to self-determination and resistance against Israel’s occupation, just like Ukrainians have the right to resist Russian invasion.” The letter stands in contrast to the stance taken by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, who had been planning to go to Israel today to show support for Israel’s assault on Gaza, but canceled after news of his travel plans leaked.

In Belgium, Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter called Wednesday for the European Union to immediately suspend its association agreement with Israel, and called on Belgium’s government to take meaningful action to stop the violence.

Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter: “It is time for sanctions against Israel. The rain of bombs is inhumane. While war crimes are being committed in Gaza, Israel ignores the international demand for a ceasefire.”

In 2020, Petra De Sutter made history as the first transgender minister in Europe.

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