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Spaniards oppose Sánchez’s Palestinian State recognition

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa and leading officials from several Middle Eastern countries in Madrid on Wednesday after Spain, Ireland and Norway recognized a Palestinian state.

Pedro Sánchez © Mena Today 

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa and leading officials from several Middle Eastern countries in Madrid on Wednesday after Spain, Ireland and Norway recognized a Palestinian state.

Mustafa was joined by Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and the foreign ministers for Türkiye and Jordan, members of the group called the Foreign Ministerial Committee of Arabic and Islamic countries for Gaza. They also met with Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares.

For several weeks, Pedro Sánchez has transformed into a champion of the Palestinian cause and displays a clear hostility towards Israel.

This is not surprising coming from the Spanish left.

However, this recognition of a Palestinian state holds no political value. It is merely marketing that arrives at an ill-chosen moment.

According to a poll published on Wednesday in Spain, 77% of respondents oppose this recognition and 69% believe that Israel has the right to defend itself by fighting Hamas in Gaza.

This is far from the euphoria displayed in Madrid by Pedro Sánchez.

By Viktor Hess 

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