The Communist dictator of Cuba, President Miguel Díaz-Canel led a march along Havana’s boardwalk on November 23rd 2023 demanding an end to the war between Israel and Hamas and freedom for Palestinians.
Díaz-Canel was accompanied by Cuba’s Communist dictatorship administrators including Prime Minister Manuel Marrero and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez.
None of these people have been legitimately elected in free elections by the citizens of Cuba.
It’s interesting that these Communist Cuban dictators are marching for freedom for people other than for their own citizens who are prisoners of the Cuban Communist Party which they represent.
So the Communist government of Cuba supports Palestinian freedom of religion while it has a tight control on all of its own religious institutions and closely monitors and controls individual freedoms of religion in Cuba. Such hypocrites.
The Communist dictatorship of Cuba also arbitrarily detains Cuban citizens and harasses critics and jails and censors political opponents. Much like Hamas does in the Gaza Strip. Much like the Biden Administration does in the United States.
This march was not in support of freedom for Palestinians it was in solidarity with Hamas an evil malfeasance, a satanic force intent on wiping out the Jewish population from the face of the earth.
On Oct. 7 Hamas terrorists killed more than 1,300 Israelis, wounding over 3,360, and launching over 6,300 rockets. Hamas raiders entered Israel, murdering, raping, and kidnapping civilians.In a formal statement released that same day, the Cuban Foreign Ministry blamed Israel and its “accomplice,” the U.S., for the violence. In so doing, it continues to spread a false narrative that originates in Soviet-era anti-Israel propaganda.Cuban officials have been meeting over the last year with high-ranking officials from Iran and Hamas. Iran’s Foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian visited Cuba and met with Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel on Feb. 5 “for talks on issues of mutual interest and international topics,” according to a statement from the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On Feb. 25, Middle East Monitor reported that a Hamas delegation publicly visited the Cuban Ambassador in Lebanon. In that meeting, Ambassador Jorge Leon Cruz recognized “the legitimate right of the Palestinians to defend their land….The Palestinians are fighting for a just cause.”
On June 15, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi publicly met with his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel, in Havana.
In short, both the terrorist group Hamas and its chief patron, Iran, have close relations with Cuba’s communist regime. The Cuban dictatorship aids terrorists in the Middle East, allows Hezbollah to maintain a base in Cuba, and provides intelligence to Hamas.
The Cuban dictatorship also has a history of domestic antisemitism. Cuban officials in 2019 barred Jewish children from wearing kippahs in school. Fidel Castro in 1994 prohibited the importation of kosher meat into Cuba, despite allowing Halal food, which complies with Islamic dietary laws. Castro supported the 1975 UN resolution equating Zionism with racism and opposed its repeal in 1991.
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