BlackHouse, Sep. 13 – Perez Esquivel, Nobel Peace laureate, condemned Netanyahu’s visit.
Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, has criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official visit to Argentina.
Perez Esquivel argued that Netanyahu is “accused of having committed crimes against humanity in the International Penal Court for killing civilians, bombarding Palestinian schools, hospitals and mosques.”
Esquivel also noted that the Zionist state had given asylum to Teodoro Anibal Gauto, a former agent of Argentina’s military dictatorship. The oppressor has resided in Israel since 2003.
Interpol issued an international arrest warrant on Gauto in 2015, but Netanyahu denied Argentina’s request to extradite him. He was charged with crimes against humanity.
Esquivel ended his criticism by slamming Argentinian President Mauricio Macri. He argued that it is not surprising that Macri has no respect for the 30,000 citizens who disappeared during the military dictatorship and doesn’t care for the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado who was an indigenous rights supporter.
Before Netanyahu’s arrival at Argentina, pro-Palestinian posters appeared in capital city of Buenos Aires which depicted the Israeli Prime Minister in Nazi uniform with Adolf Hitler’s moustache and haircut. The Spanish written motto on the posters read: “Get out Zionists from Palestine. Get out Netanyahu.”
Another poster was designed like a wanted poster with Netanyahu’s mugshots. The poster said: “wanted for human rights crimes and genocide of the Palestinian people.”
Netanyahu has a 10-day Latin American tour plan which he said would be “historical.” He began in Argentina and will stop in Colombia then Mexico, before heading to New York, where he will address the U.N. General Assembly. Israeli PM also said he is going to meet his “friend” Donald Trump in New York.
He is the first sitting Israeli PM that visits Latin America.