Israeli demonstrators gather outside President Reuven Rivlin's residence to protest against Rodrigo Duterte's visit

Israeli demonstrators gathered outside President Reuven Rivlin's residence prior to Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's arrival to protest his visit and the arms sale.

Press Trust of India September 04, 2018 15:46:16 IST
Israeli demonstrators gather outside President Reuven Rivlin's residence to protest against Rodrigo Duterte's visit

Jerusalem: Dozens of Israelis are protesting against Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Israel's president.

The demonstrators gathered outside President Reuven Rivlin's residence Tuesday prior to Duterte's arrival.

Israeli demonstrators gather outside President Reuven Rivlins residence to protest against Rodrigo Dutertes visit

Israelis protesting outside the residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his meeting with Rodrigo Duterte . Reuters

Waving Israeli flags and blowing whistles, they chanted "shame, shame, shame. We will not be silent and we will not agree to the selling of weapons."

Israel has sold assault rifles to the Philippines national police force in the past and a major arms sale is reportedly on the agenda.

Human rights lawyer Itay Mack says the international community will eventually announce that Duterte is "responsible for crimes against humanity."

Duterte, the first Philippine president to visit Israel, is known for his profane outbursts and has been accused of committing human rights abuses in his deadly anti-drug campaign.

He's generally received a warm welcome.

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