The regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, under investigation by the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity in Venezuela, publicly accused Israel of committing “war crimes” and “ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people”.
The illegitimate Chavista ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, during his intervention in the Security Council said that “those responsible for these crimes must be prosecuted by international justice”.
Moncada, who represents a regime accused of violating human rights, asks the international justice system to prosecute Israeli authorities, who for years have been victims of attacks from Gaza.
Following Moncada’s statements, reactions were swift and human rights organizations condemned Venezuela’s paradoxical position.
UN Watch wrote on its Twitter account: “No joke: Venezuela accuses Israel of war crimes and crimes against humanity in an official UN letter. The Maduro regime in Venezuela imprisons journalists, murders critics, starves its own people, holds sham elections, and turns a blind eye to the humanitarian crisis causing 5 million refugees.”
On the same day that Maduro denounced Israel as a “human rights violator” state, the commission presided by Michelle Bachelet at the UN issued a report in which it pointed out that the police and security forces in the South American country are the biggest perpetrators of crimes against the population.
The General Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, also pointed out that there are “reasonable grounds to believe” that crimes against humanity have taken place in Venezuela. This is the same body where Maduro expects Israel to be condemned.