Brazilian president compares Gaza war to Holocaust

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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva described Sunday ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza as "genocide," comparing it to the acts of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, according to local media.

“What’s happening in the Gaza Strip isn’t a war, it’s a genocide,” Brazil's Canal Gov channel quoted Lula da Silva as saying.

“What’s happening in the Gaza Strip with the Palestinian people hasn’t happened at any other moment in history. Actually, it has happened: when Hitler decided to kill the Jews,” Lula told reporters in Addis Ababa, where he was attending an African Union summit.

“It’s not a war of soldiers against soldiers. It’s a war between a highly prepared army and women and children,” he added.