Ecuador opens Palestine embassy

August 5, 2014

Ecuador has announced the opening of an embassy in the occupied territories, joining 40 other nations with diplomatic missions in Palestine.

The Ecuadorian government has also called for an end to the slaughter in Gaza.

The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño tweeted on Monday that "Palestine lives in tragic moments: the moral obligation of the world is to end the slaughter in Gaza and to promote a lasting peace with justice," as well as announcing the opening of the embassy.

He wrote that, "Ecuador has decided to open an embassy in Palestine," which will join "a diplomatic mission in Ramallah.”

A short term cease-fire has just started, but already Israeli attacks on Gaza, have seen in excess of 1850 dead and 9400 wounded, mostly civilians, since the beginning of the Israeli military offensive on July 8.

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has condemned the Israeli attacks on Palestine and called for and end to the conflict.

[Reprinted from teleSUR English.]

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