The Government denies that the cargo ship docking in Cartagena carries weapons to Israel, as Sumar and Podemos denounce | EUROtoday

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The Government has denied that the ship allegedly loaded with army materials that’s scheduled to dock this Thursday, May 16 in Cartagena (Murcia) have as vacation spot Israel. Given the controversy raised by the demand of each Sumar and Podemos to forestall his cease in Spanish territory, sources from the Ministry of Transport have indicated that he’s heading to the Czech Republic, that he has all of the documentation so as and that he has the authorization from the Port Authority to dock on the port of Escombreras, based on Efe.

Previously, the minority accomplice within the coalition Executive had publicly demanded that the socialist quota prohibit the ship Borkum will make this scale. “It is inadmissible. The Ministries of Transport and Defense cannot allow it. No collaboration with the genocide,” had warned the spokesperson in Congress for Yolanda Díaz's occasion, Iigo Errejn, by way of his X account.

As famous in Sumar, the Solidarity Network Against the Occupation of Palestine is warning in regards to the cease in Cartagena of a cargo ship that was supposedly headed to the Israeli port of Ashdod30 kilometers from Gaza. Citing sources from this group, they indicated that inside it carries “20 tons of rocket motors, 12.5 tons of rockets with explosive charge, 1,500 kg. of explosive substances and 740 kg. of cannon propellants.”

Through a parliamentary query registered on Tuesday in Congress, the second vp's occasion had requested the Ministries of Transport and Defense to report on the measures they had been selling “to prevent the arrival” of the ship. Likewise, they questioned Foreign Affairs about whether or not its eventual cease “would mean being in breach of the Arms Trade Treaty.”

This Wednesday, his parliamentary group has offered a brand new request addressed to the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine to supply the documentation and checklist of the Borkum freighter that “docked in the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias on May 12” and that, he provides , plans to do the identical on May 16 in Cartagena. “We have time to stop it,” Errejón insisted in X, making an attempt to redouble the stress in opposition to the president on the head of the coalition Executive, Pedro Sánchez.

Podemos had additionally joined the calls for for the PSOE sector in La Moncloa to behave. “There is no news that the Government of Spain is going to arrest him. I remember once again that it is their obligation,” mentioned the overall secretary of the occasion, Ione Belarra, on the identical social community, citing that the knowledge that the vacation spot was Israel got here to him from “pro-Palestinian activists.” “In Spain it is prohibited to trade weapons that are going to be used in a genocide,” she added.

Since the formation family They preserve that “the law cannot be allowed to continue being broken” relating to army materials for Israel whereas the central Executive “fills their mouths with make-up measures that are not going to serve to stop the [Benjamin] Netanyahu.” In this implicit approach they check with the popularity of the State of Palestine that’s anticipated to be accepted within the Council of Ministers subsequent Tuesday.

Previous doubts

Despite the alerts from the Solidarity Network Against the Occupation of Palestine, there have been already doubts in regards to the last vacation spot of the cargo ship even earlier than the Government denied that it was Israel. The president of the Region of Murcia, Fernando Lopez Mirashad identified this morning that the knowledge he had, “and it is not official information because it is not our competence,” he identified, is that the ship was heading to Slovenia y no a Ashdod.

“Given all this, the statements have to be very cautious, because it is not a competence of the Autonomous Community but exclusive of State Ports and the Government of Spain and therefore the official information must be given by the competent body”, he had added earlier than reflecting on the truth that the port of Cartagenaparticularly the Escombreras dock, “also does not have the necessary facilities to unload the material and containers” transported by the ship.

However, exactly that it docks on the Escombreras dock has put the unions on alert, on condition that it’s there the place ships with harmful items dock based on the port's safety plan.

That's why Workers Commissions had registered with the Port Authority of Cartagena the request that Maritime Captain inspects the Borkum to substantiate whether or not it was carrying a cargo of weapons destined for Israel and, in that case, the ship could be immobilized.