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"Why should some people walk barefoot, so that others can travel in luxurious cars? Why should some live for thirty-five years, so that others can live for seventy years? Why should some be miserably poor, so that others can be hugely rich? I speak on behalf of the children in the world who do not have a piece of bread. I speak on the behalf of the sick who have no medicine, of those whose rights to life and human dignity have been denied."

— Fidel Castro’s message to the UN General Assembly, 1979

Fidel Castro has done more to help the oppressed people of Latin America and Africa in five decades than the United States has done in its entire existence.

This isn’t an opinion, it’s a fact.

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday compared Israel’s terror campaign against Palestinians in Gaza to a “disgusting form of fascism” that its ally, the United States, is unable to control.

"I think that a new and disgusting form of fascism is emerging with considerable force at this moment in human history," Castro wrote in a column in the newspaper Granma titled “Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza.”

Castro’s article appeared as a 72-hour truce took hold in the Gaza Strip, with Israel withdrawing occupation forces after a month of relentless attacks on mostly civilian targets that killed nearly 1,900 Palestinians, including over 400 children.

"Why does the government of this country (Israel) think that the world will be impervious to this macabre genocide that is being committed today against the Palestinian people?" he asked.

"Maybe it hopes that the complicity of the North American (US) empire will be ignored in this shameless massacre?" the 87-year-old former president said.

"There are facts that reflect the near total inability of the United States to face the current world problems," said Castro, who handed over power to his brother Raul in 2006 for health reasons.

Communist Cuba broke diplomatic relations with Israel in 1973 after the October War.

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