The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukelerecalled his Palestinian ancestry and described the Hamas terrorist movement as criminal, which is why he called for its disappearance, after the deadly attack on Israel.
“As a Salvadoran of Palestinian descent, I am sure that The best thing that could happen to the Palestinian people is for Hamas to disappear completely. Those wild beasts They do not represent the Palestinians“, Bukele stated on the social network X, formerly Twitter.
Since Hamas launched a surprise offensive on Israel on Saturday, 1,100 people have been reported dead in two days of war, -700 on Israeli soil and more than 400 in Gaza.
“Anyone who supports the Palestinian cause would make a big mistake by siding with these criminals. It would be as if we Salvadorans had sided with the terrorists of the (violent Mara Salvatrucha gang) MS13only because we share ancestors or nationality,” he stressed.
In El Salvador, in response to an escalation of 87 murders in one weekend attributed to gangs, since March 2022, Bukele declared a “war” against these gangs under the protection of an exceptional regime, which is questioned by different organizations of human rights. In almost 18 months, the measure, which allows arrests without a court order, totals a little more than 73,000 suspected gang members detained. More than 7,000 innocent people have been freed.
In the case of El Salvador, “the best thing that happened to us as a nation was getting rid of those rapists and murderers and letting good people prosper,” Bukele said.
“The Palestinians should do the same: get rid of those animals (Hamas) and let the good people prosper. That’s the only way to move forward”, he reflected.
Israel declared itself in a state of war on Saturday, after Hamas launched an unprecedented multiple attack by land, sea and air, which took the country by surprise with the launch of thousands of rockets and ground incursions, where they have massacred and kidnapped dozens of Israelis.
In two days, the dead in Israel exceed 700 and more than 2,200 injured, although the numbers may rise as Israeli troops regain control of areas taken by Hamas; while heavy Israeli response bombings on Gaza have left more than 413 dead and 2,300 injured.
(With information from EFE and AFP)