FM to Reprimand Spain’s Ambassador Over PM’s Criticism Against Israel

By Aryeh Stern

Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas welcomes Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in Ramallah, last Thursday. (ALAA BADARNEH/Pool via REUTERS)

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen was asked Thursday by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to summon Spain’s ambassador to Israel for a reprimand following Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s comments casting doubts on Israel’s adherence to international humanitarian law in Gaza.

Sanchez expressed skepticism about Israel’s adherence to international humanitarian standards, citing the footage from Gaza and the rising casualties.

This diplomatic friction underscores growing tensions between Israel and Spain, as previous comments made by Sanchez and his Belgian counterpart Alexander de Croo last week concerning the Gaza conflict also sparked controversy.

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