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Israel recalls envoy to Madrid over Spanish PM’s criticism

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen speaks during a press conference at the European Office of the United Nations, Palais des Nation, in Geneva on November 14, 2023. (PIERRE ALBOUY / AFP)
Foreign Minister Eli Cohen speaks during a press conference at the European Office of the United Nations, Palais des Nation, in Geneva on November 14, 2023. (PIERRE ALBOUY / AFP)

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen announces he’s recalling the Israeli ambassador to Madrid for consultations, after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he has “serious doubt” Israel is complying with international humanitarian law during its campaign against Hamas.

“Israel is acting and will continue to act in accordance with international law and we will continue with the war until the release of the hostages and elimination of Hamas in Gaza,” Cohen says in a statement.

The minister also says that Hamas bears responsibility for the situation in Gaza due to the terror group’s perpetration of the October 7 massacres.

“It is the terror organization Hamas that carries out war crimes and crimes against humanity, Israeli citizens and the citizens of Gaza,” Cohen adds.

The statement comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said he ordered Cohen to summon the Spanish envoy to Israel.

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