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Israel Summons Ambassadors of Spain, Belgium over PMs Statements on Palestine

Fri 24 Nov 2023 | 08:29 PM
Israeli FM Eli Cohen
Israeli FM Eli Cohen
Rana Atef

On Friday, Israel summoned the ambassadors of Spain and Belgium after their countries Prime Ministers statements about the escalations between Israel and the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza.

Both Prime Ministers pointed out that Tel Aviv rejected a full ceasefire in Gaza and the West Bank to end the suffering of the Palestinians.

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez witnessed the delivery of the humanitarian aid to Gaza as they inspected the aid at the Egyptian side of the Rafah Border Crossing 

The two officials called on Israel to take more measures to protect the innocent civilians in Gaza and to respect international law.

Sanchez said: “Israel has the right to defend itself. However, this right cannot encompass the deaths of innocent civilians, including thousands of children, in Gaza."

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the summoning of Belgium and Spain ambassadors came in response to Sanchez’s and de Croo’s remarks."

The Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said: “We condemn the false claims of the Prime Ministers of Spain and Belgium."

He also claimed that his country is “acting according to international law."