The Government has ratified its defense of international law in Israel’s war against Palestineafter the Israeli Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen, called his ambassador in Spain for consultations in Jerusalem and the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered to call back the Spanish ambassador in Israel for “a reprimand conversation.” “.
However, the Executive maintains that this call and trip by the Israeli ambassador It does not imply its withdrawal or a serious escalation of diplomatic tension. Furthermore, they emphasize that there are more and more international leaders, including the European Commission, who support the same arguments.
The European Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, expressed his doubts this week regarding the proportionality with which Israel is responding when there are more than 15,000 people dead in 50 days of conflict and found it difficult to argue that it is respecting international humanitarian law.
Government confirms his positionwhich the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, commented directly this Thursday to his Israeli counterpart in a conversation they had in Skopje, the Macedonian capital, on the occasion of his presence at the ministerial council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The call for consultations was made public while Sánchez traveled to Dubai to participate this Friday in the COP28 climate summit and in which he will coincide with the president of Israel, Isaac Herzog.
The President of the Government and his Israeli counterpart They will coincide both in the summit sessions and in the family photo of the leaders attending it, although a meeting between them is not planned.
Israel has announced that its president will take advantage of COP28 to meet with various leaders, with the aim of “highlight clearly and profoundly the atrocities” of Hamas and involve them in the effort to return the hostages held by this terrorist organization.
It is foreseeable that in the bilateral meetings that Sánchez also holds with other leaders on the margins of the summit, this conflict will come up and present the Spanish position before Israel’s war against Palestine.