Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez slammed Israel's bombing in Gaza
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday slammed Israel's bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip as an act of savagery against the Palestinians.
"Another savage aggression against the Gaza Strip has begun. Once again, the state of Israel is bombing the Gaza Strip," Chavez told a cabinet meeting televised by state-run TV.
Chavez is an adamant defender of the Palestinian cause, advocating statehood and membership in the United Nations. His country broke off relations with Israel in 2009 during another Israeli offensive in Gaza.