Venezuela has setup orphanages to shelter Palestinian children who have been injured or lost their parents in the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, President Nicolás Maduro announced yesterday.
In a fiery speech delivered on the occasion of the end of the General Assembly of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Maduro pointed out that contact has already been made with Palestinian families who children would be adopted.
Maduro said he decided to establish a shelter under the name of the late president Hugo Chavez to host Palestinian children injured in the war, and boys and girls have become orphans. "We will bring them to Venezuela," he told a cheering audience.
"We will welcome them with love, and in coordination with the Palestinian government. We will find these little girls and boys Venezuelan parents," he said.
Maduro called for an end to the Israeli "genocide" against Palestinians.