Mexico calls UN to take on responsibility for Gaza conflict

Mexico calls UN to take on responsibility for Gaza conflict
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17 May 2021
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Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to undertake its role as guarantor of international peace and to speak out against armed conflict in Gaza.
 
Mexico´s Permanent Representative to the UN Juan Ramón de la Fuente condemned the disproportionate use of force by Israeli troops against civilians and media outlets.

De la Fuente emphasized that in the face of the conflict in Gaza, it´s regrettable that this instance of the United Nations has not yet spoken.

Despite the fact that the situation in Gaza further worsens, the UNSC has not yet been able to pronounce itself. UN Secretary-General, the Quartet, various international entities and several States have done so, some of them too clearly and, in any case, timely, he said.

It is vital to raise a united voice, to try to put an end to violence, to urgent protect civilians, to respect international humanitarian law and talk, he added.

The Mexican ambassador repeated that the UNSC must express its unequivocal support for the work by the Special Coordinator and the Quartet, while supporting bilateral mediation efforts.

Nothing justifies violent interruption of religious services. Attacks on churches, synagogues, mosques or other places of worship are deplorable under any circumstances. Jerusalem should be space for harmonious coexistence of the three monotheistic religions.

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