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Cuban Foreign Minister denounces critical health situation in Gaza

Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez denounced the critical health situation caused by the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza, which he defined as a policy of extermination.

In his profile on the social network X, the top representative of Cuban diplomacy detailed that in that territory 10 thousand cancer patients remain untreated and 11 thousand wounded need care in other countries, while there are 700 thousand sick due to contamination and lack of basic services.

Approximately 30,000 Palestinians have died so far as a result of the indiscriminate bombardment by Israeli airplanes and artillery on the Gaza Strip since the beginning of this offensive, on October 7, following an attack by Hamas.

The day before, President Miguel Díaz-Canel and the Cuban Foreign Minister reiterated the denunciation of the complicity of the United States in the Israeli massacre, following the veto of that northern power to a resolution presented by Algeria in the United Nations Security Council for a cease-fire.

This initiative also sought to put an end to the forced displacement of the Palestinian population.

Cuba argued before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, the consequences of Israel’s activities against the Palestinian people and other Arab inhabitants of the occupied territories.

The document presented by the island on June 25, 2023 demands a clear and direct pronouncement establishing all the legal consequences derived from Israel’s genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

The Cuban denunciation particularly points out the injustices and historical cruelty that characterize the ongoing actions of the apartheid regime for more than 70 years, by preventing the exercise of self-determination of the Palestinian people and their rights to live in their territories.