Cuban leader Fidel Castro was also a pro-Palestine president on The New Arab

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Two years ago, he condemned Israel’s offensive in Gaza. He described it as a “new, repugnant form of fascism” in a column for the Cuban communist party newspaper titled Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza. “Why does the government of [Israel] think that the world will be impervious to this macabre genocide that is being committed today against the Palestinian people?” he wrote.

In the same year Castro signed an international pro-Palestine manifesto which demanded that Israel respect United Nations resolutions. This included the withdrawal of all Israeli troops and settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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Statement of Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the United Nations on the Situation in the Middle East to the UN Security Council

Colonizing policies and practices of Israel against the Palestinian people must end. Israel must put a definitive end to provocations and incitement to hatred and terror, crimes of aggression, arbitrary detentions, mass imprisonment and genocide against the Palestinian people.

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