Spanish FM: Madrid, Dublin, Oslo to issue ‘calm but firm’ response to Israeli ire over Palestinian state recognition

Spain, Ireland and Norway will jointly issue a “firm” response to Israel’s angry reaction to their coordinated decision to recognize Palestinian statehood, Spain’s top diplomat says.

Israel has lashed out at all three countries over the Palestinian statehood move, notably online.

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares says Madrid, Oslo and Dublin will “issue a coordinated response” that he said would be “calm but firm.”

Earlier today, Foreign Minister Israel Katz in a post on social network X accused Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez of being complicit in calls to eliminate the Jewish people.

He also summoned the countries’ ambassadors in Tel Aviv to the Foreign Ministry last week after their countries announced that they would recognize Palestinian statehood, where they were shown newly released footage of the October 7 Hamas attack and abductions.

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