Iconic Cuban leader Fidel Castro has accused Israel of practicing "a new, repugnant form of fascism" in its brutal war against the Gaza Strip, constituting a "macabre genocide".
In an article entitled "Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza" in the Cuban newspaper Granma, Castro also said that the United States is complicit in Israel's crimes.
Castro wrote: "I think that a new, repugnant form of fascism is emerging with notable strength, at this time in human history when more that seven billion inhabitants are struggling for their survival."
Castro cited the list of atrocities that Israel has committed in Gaza: the "murder" of about 2,000 Palestinians, the wounding of almost 9,000 and the displacement of tens of thousands.
"The Nazi genocide of Jews outraged all the earth's peoples," he wrote. "Why does [the Israeli] government believe that the world will be insensitive to the macabre genocide which today is being perpetuated against the Palestinian people? Perhaps it is expected that the complicity of the US empire in this shameful massacre will be ignored? "
Castro went on to denounce the history of European and American imperialism, warning that today "New, indispensable forces have emerged" to counteract these oppressive empires, especially noting Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.