Since 1972, Israelis have been able to cross into Bolivia without an entry permit. President Evo Morales announced the decision to rescind the agreement during a conversation with education professionals in Cochabamba. "In other words, we are declaring that Israel is a terror state."
Morales said the Israeli aggression in Gaza "showed Israel is not guaranteeing fundamental human rights, which guide the peaceful and harmonious existence of our international community."
In mid-July Morales asked a UN human rights group to sue Israel for "crimes against humanity."
The Bolivian president claimed at the time that the Israeli operation "seriously threatens world peace" and demanded that president Ehud Olmert be criminally charged for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinians.