Federal deputy Gustavo Gayer (PL-GO) sent, this Wednesday (8), a request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting information about the list of Brazilians who asked to be removed from Gaza. The parliamentarian fears that the group may be “contaminated” and questions the ministry whether “there is a possibility that there are Hamas terrorists on the list”. The questioning was made after the Federal Police arrested, in the city of São Paulo, two suspects of links to Hezbollah.
Despite the parliamentarian’s suspicion, to date, there is no evidence or proof that, in fact, there are terrorists infiltrated among Brazilians.
“What procedures is the Ministry adopting to prevent infiltrators from Hamas or other terrorist groups from being part of the group that intends to migrate to Brazil?”, asks the document produced by the parliamentarian. For Gayer, Hamas is “much worse” than a terrorist group.
After almost a month of resistance, the Egyptian government opened its border with Gaza — more precisely in the city of Rafah — to the passage of foreigners who were in the enclave. Brazilians, however, have not yet been authorized to cross. Part of the Egyptian government’s resistance to releasing the border came from the fear that Hamas terrorists could infiltrate these citizens of other countries.
Due to the delay in authorizing the crossing of Brazilians in Gaza, opposition parliamentarians fear that the list used by Itamaraty may be “contaminated” with these terrorists. The information, however, could not be confirmed and, to date, no evidence of this has been presented.
According to the Brazilian representation in Ramallah, in the West Bank, which is responsible for the repatriation of Brazilians in Gaza, the list includes 24 Brazilians and 10 Palestinians, who are close family members of these Brazilians.
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