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Irene Montero says Spain has that "moral obligation" break "already" Diplomatic relations with Israel

01/25/2024 Former Equality Minister Irene Montero appears at a public event as a candidate for Podemos' candidacy for the European elections. On January 25, 2024 in Seville (Andalusia, Spain). Former Minister of Equality Irene Montero, together with the Secretary General of Podemos Andalucía and MP in Congress Martina Velarde, met with activists of Podemos at the Salvador Távora Theater as part of the party's primaries to elect their candidates for the elections to the European Parliament , which will take place on June 9th. POLITICS Rocío Ruz – Europa Press

Former equality minister and political action secretary of Podemos, Irene Montero, said that the Spanish government had a “moral obligation” to cut off diplomatic relations with Israel “now” if it learned that a “genocide” was taking place in Gaza ( Palestine) due to the war with Hamas. This was evident this Sunday at an event in Santa Cruz de Tenerife where he presented his candidacy for the European Parliament elections alongside Noemí Santana and Javier Bermúdez, candidates for the leadership of Podemos Canarias in the primaries. “A few days ago the International Court of Justice made a historic decision and said that Israel must stop killing Palestinians and that there are clear signs of genocide,” Montero said. In this context, he stressed that this is not the time for “hypocrisy” or “pretending,” adding that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, “cannot continue to do the bare minimum to pretend would be done because if Israel could.” The failure to comply with the mandate of the International Court of Justice is because it is a very powerful state protected by the United States and Europe. “Spain,” he added, “just like South Africa, although it seems impossible and although it has a political cost, has the moral, ethical, human and political obligation to support South Africa's denunciation of breaking off and suspending diplomatic relations with Israel .” the “buying and selling of weapons”. Montero said the government said it had suspended arms sales to Israel, but said it had signed a deal this month to buy weapons from an Israeli company, saying it would “probably use” its weapons in combat in Gaza”. Finally, the representative emphasized “We must call a spade a spade” and said that the United States “is the main accomplice of the genocidal State of Israel” so it is “costly” for it to support it.