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submitted 1 month ago by GrymEdm@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Friday, May 24, that he had decided to "sever the connection" between Spain's diplomatic mission and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank over Madrid's recognition of a Palestinian state.

"I have decided to sever the connection between Spain's representation in Israel and the Palestinians, and to prohibit the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem from providing services to Palestinians from the West Bank," Katz said in a post on X. It was not immediately clear how Israel would carry out the threat.

Asked by Agence France-Presse (AFP) about the practicalities and consequences of Katz's announcement, the Foreign Ministry did not immediately comment. Katz said his decision was made "in response to Spain's recognition of a Palestinian state and the anti-Semitic call by Spain's deputy prime minister to (...) 'liberate Palestine from the river to the sea.'"

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[-] jet@hackertalks.com 76 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Apartheid

There are two scenarios here:

  • The Palestinian people are a separate people, and not Israel's responsibility. In which case, Israel has no business preventing these independent people from talking with the Spanish

  • The Palestinian people are part of Israel, and they are being given unequal access to Spain.

In either scenario, Israel is acting as an apartheid state or as a colonial apartheid state...

[-] ProvableGecko@lemmy.world 33 points 1 month ago

Not an apartheid state folks. Definitely no apartheid going on here

[-] pop@lemmy.ml 5 points 1 month ago

It's bigger than Apartheid. It's Apartheid supported by most of the so called "civilized", proponents of "human rights" western world.

There's no consequences to be had with their blessings.

[-] ThePowerOfGeek@lemmy.world 28 points 1 month ago

And Israel's hissy fit intensifies.

It's amazing how they've pissed away so much good will for the horrible acts they endured on Oct 7th, and they are now pariahs to the large majority of the international community. They are on a hell of a 'victim to villain' speed run.

[-] bamboo@lemm.ee 13 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Anyone who portrays Israel as a victim is either ignorant or lying. Jewish people have been victims throughout history, but none of that extends to Israel as a state.

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 21 points 1 month ago

The world's response should be, "you don't have the right to do that," but I'm guessing it won't be.

[-] febra@lemmy.world 21 points 1 month ago

Spain should open an embassy in Ramallah just like Colombia is doing

[-] girlfreddy@lemmy.ca 18 points 1 month ago

"I have decided to sever the connection between Spain's representation in Israel and the Palestinians, and to prohibit the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem from providing services to Palestinians from the West Bank," Katz said in a post on X. It was not immediately clear how Israel would carry out the threat.

He could have just admitted to being a genocidal asshole with zero ability to enforce this stupidity.

this post was submitted on 24 May 2024
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