PBI-Mexico visits with Comite Cerezo as they highlight “the issue of the genocide against the Palestinian people”

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The PBI-Mexico Project has tweeted: “Thank you very much @comitecerezo for always opening the doors to us to discuss the context of #human rights in Mexico and sharing these moments of exchange.”

This followed the Comite Cerezo tweeting: “Grateful for the visit of the volunteers of the Peace Brigades International @PBI_Mexico have a good stay in our country.”

On the day of the PBI-Mexico visit, the Comite Cerezo posted: “Once again it is time to return to the issue of the Genocide against the Palestinian people, the number of victims is already more than double that of November, the last time we talked about the subject, it went from 12,000 to almost 30,000 people, human beings, women and children mostly who have been killed by the Zionist policy of the Government of Israel.”

Video: Comite Cerezo commentary.

They then highlight the positions taken by several countries at the International Court of Justice public hearing on a case based on the UN General Assembly’s request for an advisory opinion on legal consequences arising from Israel’s policies and practices in Occupied Palestinian Territory:

The first to speak was the Palestinian representative, who said at the beginning of his participation that he was there while 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza, half of them children, are besieged and bombed, killed and massacred, starved and displaced.

It was followed by South Africa, whose state filed a complaint with the same International Court of Justice in December accusing Israel of committing genocide in Gaza, South Africa highlighted a parallel between the apartheid suffered by South Africa and that suffered by the Palestinian people.

Chile, Algeria, Bolivia, Colombia and Brazil criticized Israel and its Zionist policy, Cuba went further and stressed the responsibility of the United States in supporting Zionism and providing it with weapons to continue murdering Palestinians.

They further highlight: “Unfortunately Mexico did not participate; Mexican humanism is not enough to establish a just position in the face of this ongoing genocide”

Their full commentary can be read at Who really defends Palestine?

Several other PBI accompanied organizations, defenders and communities have expressed their concern about the situation in Palestine, including:

PBI-Honduras accompanied COPINH.

PBI-Colombia accompanied dhColombia.

PBI-Colombia accompanied Berenice Celeita, president NOMADESC.

PBI-Guatemala accompanied Bernardo Caal Xol of the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabon.

PBI-Guatemala supported Maya Q’eqchi’ journalist Carlos Ernesto Choc.

To read the PBI statement on the, please click here.

PBI-Mexico began accompanying the Comite Cerezo in 2002.

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