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Protesters and police clash near the Israeli embassy in Mexico City

A group of protesters clashed this Tuesday night with riot police near the Embassy of Israel at the mexican capitalduring a protest against Israeli attacks on the city of Rafain the south of Gaza stripconfirmed AFP.

The protesters, some of them hooded, threw stones and firebombs at a police squad that was blocking access to the diplomatic headquarters, in the affluent sector of Chapultepec Lomas.

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The agents, in turn, responded with tear gas, noted an AFP reporter present at the scene. A photographer covering the skirmishes received a stone in the earwhich caused bleeding.

A protester holds a sign that says “Mexico stands with Palestine” during a pro-Palestinian rally called “Urgent Action for Rafah” in front of the Israeli embassy in Mexico City on May 28, 2024. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP ) (PEDRO PARDO/)

In the protest, called “Urgent Action for RafahAround 200 people participated via social media, of which around thirty began to leave and remove the metal fences that prevented access to the embassy, ​​which put the police on alert.

In the midst of the confrontation, the agents, protected by shields, not only responded to the protesters with gas, but also threw back the stones with which they were initially attacked, the AFP team confirmed.

Rafa lives“, said a graffiti painted on a wall by protest participants.

A protester holds a sign during a pro-Palestinian rally called

A protester holds a sign during a pro-Palestinian demonstration called “Urgent Action for Rafah”, in front of the Israeli embassy in Mexico City, on May 28, 2024. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (PEDRO PARDO/)

An attack by Israeli forces launched last Sunday caused a fire and left 45 dead and 249 injured in a displacement camp in Rafaaccording to the Ministry of Health of Link.

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The Mexican government condemned the armed action and appealed “comply with the norms of international humanitarian law”.

He also insisted on the urgency of a ceasefire and compliance with the measures dictated by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for “allow a political agreement and the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza”.

About a million people have fled Rafah in the three weeks since an Israeli army ground operation began, according to the UNRWAthe agency of UN for Palestinian refugees.

Source: Elcomercio

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