CARACAS, Tuesday January 06, 2009 | Update
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez accused Israel of perpetrating a massacre in Palestine and of being a "murderer" and "genocidal" government and urged nations to call for end of invasion in Gaza Strip.
He denounced that Israel is engaged in "a real massacre." He also said that "they were bombing every 15 minutes. Now they are launching a land invasion in the Gaza Strip... This attack is supported and driven forward by the government of the United States," AP reported.
"We must denounce the government of Israel as a murderer government, a genocidal government and the world should stand up. The United Nations, the governments of Europe, the Middle East, and the great countries of the world, we should all speak up and demand the end of the invasion of Gaza Strip and the killing of thousands of innocents," he said.
02:57 PM. HEAVY RAINS. Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Elias Jaua reported that the government is designing plans to support farmers, cattlemen and peasants of the state of Mérida who have been hit by heavy rains that have caused crop losses.