Thousands of anti-Israel demonstrators gathered in the square opposite the Argentinean parliament in Buenos Aires to protest President Shimon Peres’ visit to Argentina.
“It’s a disgrace that the president of our country is meeting today with the child-murderer, Shimon Peres… There are thousands of people who came here today to protest against the hospitality shown to a representative of an occupying and oppressive government,” one of the protestors said.
The protestors carried pictures and placards glorifying Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, and the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The signs read “Get out of Argentina, murderer Shimon Peres”, while others said “Death to Zionist-fascist Israel, officer of American imperialism in the Middle East, murderers of the Palestinian people!” the signs also included pictures of Palestinian children killed during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead at the beginning of the year.
More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed during three weeks of Israel’s land, sea and air offensive waged on the Gaza Strip. The assault also inflicted $1.6 billion damage on the Gaza economy.
The Israeli President had earlier been hailed as “Shimon Hitler” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during protests. Demonstrators carried signs showing Peres, sporting a short Hitlerian mustache standing next to an Israeli flag upon which a swastika had been drawn. The caption on the signs read “Shimon Hitler”.