Spain spurns planned ‘restrictions’ on consulate over Palestinian state recognition

A Spanish fighting bull billboard, is painted with the colors of the Palestinian flag and a writing that reads "free Palestine," on the outskirts of Madrid, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A Spanish fighting bull billboard, is painted with the colors of the Palestinian flag and a writing that reads "free Palestine," on the outskirts of Madrid, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MADRID, Spain — Spain rejects “restrictions” that Israel plans to impose on the activities of its consulate in Jerusalem in response to Madrid’s recognition of a Palestinian state, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares says.

“This morning we sent a note verbale to the Israeli government in which we reject any restriction on the normal activity of the Spanish consulate general in Jerusalem, as its status is guaranteed by international law,” he says during an interview with radio Onda Cero.

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