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At least 15 Latin Americans are believed to have been killed in the Israel-Hamas war

2023-10-11T13:43:25+00:00
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Hispanics are believed to have been killed in the war (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Latin Americans are affected by the Israel-Hamas war.
  • The terrible news doesn’t stop.
  • At least 26 Latin American citizens are missing.

While the Israel-Hamas war continues, Latin American authorities report that many of their citizens have been caught in the conflict.

So far, around 26 Latin Americans remain missing.

For the moment, authorities from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Chile remain in constant contact with their embassies to stay up-to-date on the situation.

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Tension in the Middle East has reached a critical point with the recent conflict between Hamas terrorists and the State of Israel.

Among the dramatic consequences of this escalation of violence is the death of Latin Americans who lived there.

According to The Associated Press, around seven Argentinians have died and 26 Latin Americans remain missing.

After the Hamas attack on Israel, different governments in the region assured that they are holding talks with the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to try to locate their compatriots.

Latin Americans affected by the Israel-Hamas war

Conflict in the Middle East, Hamas, Israel, Missing Latinos, MundoNOW
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News of the tragedy began to reach Latin America when different governments in the region confirmed that citizens of their countries were among the victims.

So far, the deaths of seven Argentinians, three Mexicans, three Brazilians, two Peruvians, two Colombians and one Chilean have been confirmed, according to the AP.

In addition, 15 Argentinians, a Mexican and a Chilean are still missing, according to reports.

The Argentine Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday afternoon that seven of its nationals died in the attacks.

What did Argentina report?

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In addition to the people who died, the Argentine government also reported that around 15 others remain missing.

Although the identities of most of the victims have not been revealed, Silvia Mirensky has been identified among the deceased Argentinians.

Rodolfo Fabián Skariszewski, Abi Korin and Ronit Rudman have also been confirmed to be victims of this tragedy.

From Israel, a heartbroken Itzik Horn — father of Iair and Eitan — declared that his children are missing and fears that they have been taken to Gaza, the AP indicated.

What is happening in Mexico?

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Mexico announced it is sending two army planes to Israel to search for the hundreds of Mexicans who are stranded in the region.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that three Mexicans remain missing after Hamas attacks on Israel.

Among them are Ilana Gritzewsky Camhi and Orión Hernández Padoux, who were taken hostage by Hamas and are believed to have been taken near the Gaza Strip, the AP said.

It has been confirmed that Mexican David Heiblum was found alive in Israel, providing a ray of hope to the families of the missing.

Calls for peace

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The conflict in the Middle East, which has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people on both sides, has generated diverse reactions among Latin American governments.

Since the weekend, regional leaders have expressed concern about the attacks on Israel and have urged a peaceful solution to the crisis.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called on the United Nations to convene an emergency meeting.

He stressed the importance of not depending solely on the Security Council in this situation.

They join the call

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Israeli ambassador to Mexico, Einat Kranz Neiger, criticized López Obrador’s refusal to take sides in the conflict and stated that remaining neutral is equivalent to supporting terrorism.

Colombian President Gustavo Petro has also advocated for dialogue between Israel and Palestine, urging an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Protesters in Bogotá gathered in front of the Israeli Embassy in a gesture of solidarity with the Jewish people and in condemnation of the attacks by Hamas.

Latin American governments are working with Israeli and Palestinian authorities to locate their missing citizens.

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