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Mexico condemns Israeli attack on Rafah city

Mexico City, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Mexico today condemned the Israeli bombing in the southern city of Rafah, the target of a ground offensive since the beginning of the month, which caused the death of dozens of civilians.

“Mexico reiterates the importance of complying with the norms of international humanitarian law, calls for a ceasefire and compliance with the measures dictated by the International Court of Justice, to allow a political settlement and the entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza”, he expressed through his foreign ministry.

The Gaza health authorities reported at least 35 fatalities and dozens of injuries in the bombardment carried out this morning by the Israeli military forces against an area of ​​the city, packed with tents of Palestinian refugees.

Five of the 10 Israeli brigades deployed in the Strip currently operate in Rafah, according to that country’s television stations, such as Nahal, 401, Givati, Commando and Negev.

The Israeli press estimates that these units occupy more than half of the so-called Philadelphia corridor, a strip of Palestinian land 100 meters wide and 14 kilometers long that runs parallel to the border between Egypt and Gaza.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s government justified the operation with the argument of destroying the last bastion of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which supposedly had four battalions deployed there.

However, the United Nations, non-government organizations and numerous countries criticized the attack on that overpopulated area and warned of the serious humanitarian consequences.

According to the UN, more than 800 thousand Palestinians fled Rafah after the start on May 6 of the Israeli army’s ground offensive against the city and its neighboring border crossing, which for the last seven months represented the only gateway to Gaza of food, medicine and fuel.