LONDON: Latin American country Chile has beaten all the Muslim countries over Gaza issue by taking a practical step rather than mere talk.
Yesterday Chilean government confirmed that they have suspended Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Israel and they are considering a complete withdrawal of its ambassador to Tel Aviv in protest against the Israeli bombing campaign on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
It should be mentioned that earlier Chilean government had issued just a statement of condemnation like all Muslim countries but Chilean deputies and senators went to the Foreign Ministry and demand a stronger position against Israel regarding its actions in the Gaza Strip.
With the number of victims of Israeli attacks passing the 200 mark, parliamentarians of all backgrounds demanded strong and urgent action by the Chilean government. So Michelle Bachelet’s government decided to take strong action to uphold a human cause.
Activists calling for the boycott of Israel can now hope that the example set by Chile will open the way for other countries to do the same.