Colombia and Chile recalled their ambassadors to Israel for consultation due to Israel's strikes on Gaza.
"If Israel does not stop the massacre of the Palestinian people, we cannot be there," Colombian President Gustavo Petro said in translation on X, formerly known as Twitter.
On October 19, Petro met with Gali Dagan, the Israeli ambassador to Colombia, to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric said the country is recalling its ambassador to Israel due to Israel's "violations of International Humanitarian Law in the Gaza Strip."
"Given the unacceptable violations of International Humanitarian Law that Israel has incurred in the Gaza Strip, the Government of Chile has decided to recall the Chilean ambassador to Israel, Jorge Carvajal, to Santiago for consultations," Chile's foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
Chile's foreign ministry said it strongly condemns and observes with great concern the military operations, "which at this point in their development entail collective punishment of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza, do not respect fundamental norms of International Law, as demonstrated by the more than eight thousand civilian victims, mostly women and children."
Chile reiterated its call for an immediate end to hostilities, "which will allow the deployment of a humanitarian support operation to help the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people and civilian victims."
The Colombian foreign ministry has not yet issued a statement.
Some context: Bolivia announced Tuesday that it is cutting diplomatic relations with Israel, citing "crimes against humanity committed against the Palestinian people" in the wake of Israel's war with Hamas, according to the Bolivian Agency of Information (ABI).
Bolivia is also preparing to send humanitarian aid to Gaza, the ABI said.