According to journalist Amit Segal, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz will hold an explanatory conversation with the Brazilian Ambassador at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum complex in Jerusalem.

The ambassador's summon follows Brazilian President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva's statement at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, where he referred to the situation in the Gaza Strip as "genocide."

He likened it to Hitler's actions against the Jews, stating, "A well-trained army is fighting with women and children. This happened only once: when Hitler decided to exterminate the Jews."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on February 18, condemning President Lula da Silva's remarks.

He called them "shameful and terrible," accusing the president of showing disrespect towards the Holocaust and attempting to undermine Israel's right to self-defense.

Netanyahu emphasized that comparing Israel to the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis crosses a red line. He stated, "Israel is fighting for its own protection and to ensure its future until complete victory, all while respecting international law."

Netanyahu announced the immediate summoning of the Brazilian Ambassador to Israel to deliver a severe reprimand, in collaboration with Foreign Minister Israel Katz.