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Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Likens Israel’s Assault on Gaza to Holocaust

HeadlineFeb 19, 2024

Israel has declared Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva “persona non grata” after he accused Israel of genocide in Gaza and likened its actions to the Nazi Holocaust. Lula made the remarks as he spoke at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva: “What is happening in the Gaza Strip with the Palestinian people has no parallel in other historical moments. In fact, it did exist when Hitler decided to kill the Jews.”

At the AU summit, African leaders discussed ongoing conflicts in the region and the spiraling humanitarian situations in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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