Chile members of the parliament agreed unanimously to suspend the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Israel to protest the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, which brought up to date the death toll to 230 while injured people amount to 1698.
Chile is also considering the withdrawal of its ambassador to Tel Aviv, Al-Manar reported.
The Chilean-Palestinian parliamentary group told HispanTV that the Chilean government will also seek Israel’s condemnation by the UN Security Council (UNSC) after meeting with the Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz.
With the number of victims of Israeli attacks passing the 220 mark, parliamentarians of all backgrounds have demanded urgent action by the Chilean government.
Home to a large Palestinian community, the aggression on Gaza has not gone unnoticed in Chile.
Michelle Bachelet’s government last week condemned the Israeli aggression.