Colombia demands Israel envoy ‘apologize and leave’ after spat over praise for Hamas

Colombia demands that Israel’s ambassador leave the South American country in the midst of a spat over President Gustavo Petro’s praise for the Hamas terror group in the midst of the Israel-Gaza war.

Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyva says the envoy should “at a minimum, apologize and leave,” after he criticized President Gustavo Petro’s comparison of Israeli attacks on Gaza with the Nazi persecution of the Jews.

Yesterday, Israel said it was halting security exports to Colombia in protest of the Colombian leader’s remarks.

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