Recognising the state of Palestine ‘a matter of pure humanity’ | EUROtoday

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Palestinian Authority prime minister Mohammad Mustafa and main officers from a number of Middle Eastern international locations in Madrid on Wednesday after Spain, Ireland and Norway recognised a Palestinian state. Although the diplomatic transfer by the three Western European nations on Tuesday was slammed by Israel and can have little rapid influence on its grinding struggle in Gaza, it was nonetheless a victory for the Palestinians and will encourage different Western powers to observe swimsuit. FRANCE 24’s Nadia Massih spoke with Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares in regards to the choice.

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Speaking to FRANCE 24’s Nadia Massih, Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister José Manuel Albares defined that Spain had led the cost to recognise the state of Palestine amid the Israel-Hamas struggle as a result of “we have to protect the two-state solution, and to recognise the state of Palestine is the best way to do it”.

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“This is the right time to do it, but also because of justice for the Palestinian people. They cannot be condemned to be eternally a people of refugees,” stated Albares, including that “it is also a matter of pure humanity” given the dying toll in Gaza of “more than 35,000” killed because the starting of Israel’s operation, after 1,200 Israelis have been killed in Hamas’s assault on October 7.

In addition to this diplomatic transfer, Albares informed FRANCE 24 that Spain has referred to as for a worldwide peace convention whose goal will likely be targeted not merely on calling for a two-state resolution however on its implementation.

Reacting to his Israeli counterpart Israel Katz’s submit on X that Spain was “rewarding terror” with this transfer, Albares stated: “It’s ridiculous, it’s false and he knows it. We have condemned the terrorist attack of a terrorist organisation like Hamas. We have been calling since the very beginning for the [liberation] of all hostages.”

“The recognition is not against anyone. … Israel and the Israeli people are friends of the Spanish people,” Albares stated, including: “We have championed the two-state solution and we are definitely world champions in the cause of world peace. That is why we have recognised the state of Palestine.”

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