The Latin American left sides with Hamas terrorists

Colombian President Gustavo Petro condemned Israel, while other leaders in the region chose not to share their opinion on the matter.

Hamas' terrorist attacks on Israel were condemned by a majority of Western leaders. Leaders from around the world spoke out to condemn the violence unleashed in the streets of the Jewish State, although some chose to directly support the terrorists, and others preferred to stay silent.

In the United States, President Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz and many other politicians from both parties condemned the actions of Hamas. Around the world, Volodymyr Zelensky, Rishi Sunak, Victor Orban and Emmanuel Macron, among others, did the same.

In Latin America, both Alberto Fernández and Lula da Silva condemned the terrorist attacks, though this attitude was not shared by all their peers in the region.

For example, Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia, responded to the events on X (formerly Twitter) by sharing anti-Israeli and pro-terrorist posts, from historical revisionism of the Jewish State to criticism of its handling of the situation. He even shared a post claiming that "Israel has spent the past 75 years committing apartheid and genocide against the Palestinian people."

Chilean President Gabriel Boric, Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel did not utter a word about the horrific events. The president of Chile has always been close to the Palestinians, even refusing to receive the Israeli ambassador to his country, which was publicly praised by Hamas. Furthermore, in the midst of the presidential campaign, he stated that Israel was a "genocidal and murderous state."

On the other hand, Evo Morales, former president of Bolivia, openly expressed support for the terrorists. He said that "solidarity between peoples is the basis of a more just and dignified society."

Furthermore, the current government, headed by Luis Arce, released an ambiguous statement which did not openly condemn the terrorists, though it called for "de-escalation of violence."

Pablo Iglesias, former vice president of Spain, also took the opportunity to criticize Israel on social media and asked that Palestine be recognized as a "sovereign nation."

"The Palestinian people suffer from occupation, colonial violence and apartheid. It is striking to see those who appeal to Ukraine's right to defense look the other way and even justify Israel. … We must defend peace and the right of Palestine to be a sovereign nation," he said.