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European countries prepare “historic day” for the recognition of Palestine

Spain, Ireland and Norway hope to set a precedent with this step to open the way to peace in the region.

Norway, Ireland and Spain have their roadmap well defined in the step that their governments consider transcendental, in the recognition of the Palestinian State as a nation with full rights, within the United Nations Organization. This step, described as “historic”, will be taken this Tuesday, May 28.

The Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, together with his colleagues, the Irish Micheál Martin and the Norwegian Espen Barth Eide, met in Brussels for the corresponding protocol activities, certain that their decision will be taken into account by other members of the European Union, and that its recognition will open new paths for “peaceful and secure coexistence” in the Middle East.

Unofficially, it has been known that the next country to join the recognition of Palestine as a State is Slovenia, which could make this announcement shortly.

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Albares has indicated on behalf of the Spanish government that no “efforts have been spared so that dialogue is the way” to end violence in the Middle East. “It is necessary to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza,” he said.

For his part, Irish Foreign Minister Micheál Martin stated that the recognition hopes to provoke a “paradigm change,” because despite the fact that many other countries claim to defend the two-state solution, “we are not close to that.” He assures that this step is taken “because we want to see a future between the two peoples (…) There can be no military solution to this conflict.”

Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said that “it is the right time to do it.” “For many years, we hoped to recognize the Palestinian state at the end of a process, but a few years ago we thought we should do it to give a signal towards that process.”

A recognition in the midst of horror

The recognition of Palestine as a State with full rights is already supported by 143 countries of the 193 that live in the United Nations. For decades it has been proposed that the recognition of two states in the region would end many of the conflicts, but the veto of countries like the United States has removed that possibility.

The step that Spain, Ireland and Norway will take is a symbolic recognition, which is recorded just when one of the darkest episodes for the Palestinian people is recorded. The number of Palestinians killed in brutal attacks by the Israeli regime has reached 36 since the start of the war on October 050.

Furthermore, the number of Palestinians injured in Gaza has risen to 81 on day 026 of Israel's genocidal war in the besieged strip.

In the last 24 hours alone, the occupation regime has committed seven massacres against families in the Palestinian enclave, claiming the lives of 66 Gazans and leaving 383 injured.

In Rafah, in southern Gaza, the Israeli army committed a horrendous massacre on Sunday night by bombing the tents of displaced Palestinians, killing 50 people, including 23 women, children and the elderly. Another 249 people were also injured.

The attacks have intensified after international organizations such as the International Court of Justice ordered the immediate suspension of the offensive in Rafah. As has been customary in the Israeli regimes, supported by the American lobby, they ignored this order.

European Union vows retaliation against Israel

The European Union agreed this Monday to summon Israel to the Assembly of the Association to guarantee compliance with the rulings of the International Court of Justice, which opens the door to retaliate against the regime after the bombing of the Rafah camp for internally displaced people. , even though there are sine qua non orders to stop this military attack.

“They agreed to request a meeting of the Association Council with Israel, something that was not accepted in previous discussions,” remarked the head of European Diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

Borrell denounced that, since the decision of the International Court of Justice, on the contrary, the number of bombings and deaths in the Gaza Strip has increased. “Ministers have asked me to propose additional measures to discuss the situation in the future,” he warned.

Joseph Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security, and Vice President of the European Commission. Photo: File

To carry out this summons [to Israel] it has been necessary that the response of all the members has been positive and they will vote in favor of holding the meeting, which will serve to address the obligations that the regime has to face. of Tel Aviv in accordance with the provisions of the Council.

Norwegian Minister Espen Barth Eide described it as a “flagrant violation” of international law for Israel to continue its offensive in Ráfah, and stressed that it is now up to the UN Security Council to act.

Tel Aviv justifies itself again

The Israeli attack launched this Sunday against Rafah, which left at least 50 dead and dozens injured in a refugee camp, targeted an area controlled by Hamas militiamen, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

“Recently, an IDF plane attacked a Hamas compound in Rafah where top Hamas terrorists were operating. "The attack was carried out against legitimate targets under international law, using precise munitions and based on precise intelligence indicating Hamas' use of the area," the statement said.

Likewise, it indicates that it is aware of reports of the fire that occurred as a result of the bombing, in which "several civilians in the area were injured" and assures that "the incident is being investigated."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a request for arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against him and his Defense Minister Yoav Gallant will not tie Tel Aviv's hands in its offensive against Gaza. .

In a video statement, Netanyahu asserted that the ICC's orders are against all of Israel and affirmed that the court's action is "anti-Semitic."

He harshly attacked ICC prosecutor Karim Khan, alleging that attempting to issue arrest warrants for him and Gallant along with three líderis from the Palestinian group Hamas is “a total distortion of reality.”

“No one has a license to commit genocide”

“No one has a license to commit war crimes or crimes against humanity, said the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, who recently asked to issue arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leaders. .

The request, made last Monday before the ICC, based in The Hague, for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip and in Israel, earned Khan a barrage of criticism.

Karim Khan, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Photo: Twitter/UN

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, considered the request scandalous and asserted that Israel and Hamas are not comparable.

“Our job is not to make friends,” Khan responded in an interview published yesterday by the British newspaper Sunday Times. “We must highlight the similar value of every child, every woman, every civilian in an increasingly polarized world, he argued.

“We cannot have double standards,” he stressed, adding that the world is observing the situation and that the countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia will draw their conclusions about the capacity of global institutions to defend international law.


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