Chile's president accuses Israel of war crimes moments after meeting Biden: ... trends now
President Gabriel Boric, who this week recalled his ambassador to Israel over the conflict, used the platform of a White House visit to tell the world's media that his country condemned abuses by either side.
'Day by day, the number of civilian casualties continues to rise, and with over 8,000 deaths since the beginning of Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip, we can undoubtedly say that the response has been disproportionate,' he said.
'International humanitarian law is being violated, and what is happening in the Gaza Strip is unacceptable.'
He could barely have picked a more symbolic location for his remarks — the doorstep of Israel's closest ally and biggest donor.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric used the platform of a White House visit to tell the world's media that Israel had violated international humanitarian law with its attacks on Gaza
Minutes earlier Boric had been laughing with his host, President Joe Biden, as they compared their ages and how they had both been elected to
Boric made his comments outside the entrance to the West Wing, where Biden and officials have taken pains to outline their energetic support Israel's bombardment and siege of Gaza.