Podemos maintains the pressure and raises the tone against Israel. Ione Belarra has called on the PSOE to “suspend” Spain’s diplomatic relations with the Israeli State and encourage the European Union to impose “exemplary economic sanctions” against “the political leaders” of the “planned genocide” that, as she has stressed, is being committed. against the Palestinians in Gaza.
“This has already been done in the case of Russia and we are taking a long time to apply it in the case of Israel as well,” warned the acting Minister of Social Rights, who insists on maintaining her own line within the coalition government in this conflict despite that yesterday the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Albaresreminded him that foreign policy is determined by the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchezand he as head of Spanish diplomacy.
Belarra has once again demanded that the Government’s majority partner go ahead and take forceful measures. In this sense, he has set two new lines. On the one hand, the urgent suspension of diplomatic relations and, on the other hand, sanctions.
In this regard, the Minister of Social Rights has asked to expressly punish the Israeli president, Benjamin Netanyahu; the defense minister, Yoav Galant; and the “rest of political leaders” who are deciding on “collective punishment” against the Palestinians. Thus, he has warned of the “violation” of human rights that is occurring with the “massive bombings on the civilian population” and the “water and electricity cuts.”
Belarra had just asked a few days ago that Spain take the initiative to bring Netanyahu before the International Criminal Courtto continue being tried for “war crimes” in Gaza.