The ambassador of Mexico ante la United Nations (HIM-HER-IT), Juan Ramón de la Fuente, today expressed the “deep consternation” of the country at the deterioration of the situation between Israelis and Palestinians and demanded that the Security Council rule to put an end to the violence in the region.
During his speech at the Security Council meeting, From the source he regretted “the death of civilians, not a few of them minors, as a result of the recent clashes.”
Mexico it rejects, he stressed, “any act that endangers the security of the Israeli population, be it Palestinian or Israeli. Indiscriminate attacks, inflammatory rhetoric and provocations only fuel the spiral of violence ”.
In this sense, he considered it “regrettable” that the Council “does not assume its role as one of the main guarantors of international peace and security. It is imperative for this Council to raise a united voice, try to put an end to the violence of recent days, call for the urgent protection of the civilian population, unrestricted respect for international humanitarian law and dialogue between the parties as the only possible solution ” .
Read also: Israel accuses Hamas of having “premeditated war” in Gaza
Mexico, he said, condemns “the disproportionate use of force by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip against civil and media infrastructure, and we make an urgent call to respect International Humanitarian Law. We also strongly condemn the rocket attacks and incendiary objects launched by Hamas and other organizations from Gaza against Israel ”.
In the specific case of Israel, called on the authorities “to protect and respect freedom of worship,” and spoke out “against any measure that attempts to alter the character and demographic composition of East Jerusalem. Its special character must be respected. The transfer of population, the confiscation of property, evictions and expansion of settlements are violations of international law and the resolutions of the HIM-HER-IT and, therefore, they are inadmissible ”.
From the source He insisted that in order to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “historical and underlying causes” must be addressed, and reiterated Mexico’s commitment to a “comprehensive and definitive solution under the premise of two states that addresses the legitimate security concerns of Israel and allow the consolidation of a politically and economically viable Palestinian state. Two States that coexist in peace, with secure and internationally recognized borders, that preserve the special status of Jerusalem”.
Mexico in favor of a peaceful solution in #Israel: two independent states with secure and internationally recognized borders.
– Mexico UN Mission (@MexOnu) May 16, 2021