“Israel” has expressed anger with remarks by the prime ministers of Spain and Belgium, who demanded the regime stop its massacre of civilians holed up in the besieged Gaza Strip.
On Friday, Pedro Sanchez and his Belgian counterpart Alexander De Croo held a joint press conference at the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing into Gaza. The two condemned the “indiscriminate” Israeli strikes on the Palestinians.
Sanchez said the situation in Gaza was “the worst humanitarian disaster in modern times.”
“What is happening is a disaster, and we have dealt with it effectively, managing to stop the firing, leading to the arrival of aid.”
The Spanish prime minister said the current ceasefire in Gaza is not enough and a permanent ceasefire was needed. Sanchez also said he would place high on his administration’s agenda the official recognition of Palestine as an independent states.
“We may decide to recognize the state of Palestine if the European Union does not.”
The Spanish prime minister urged the international community to officially recognize the state of Palestine.
His Belgian counterpart made similar remarks, calling for a permanent ceasefire.
The duo visited Rafah after meeting earlier with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
A four-day Qatari-mediated truce, beginning on Friday, would see the exchange of prisoners and the delivery of relief aid into the Gaza Strip.
The two sides agreed on the temporary truce alongside the planned release of 50 Israeli hostages held by Palestinian resistance groups in exchange for 150 Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails.
Source: Press TV