Creating new perspectives since 2009

Spanish Minister suggests taking Israel to ICC for 'war crimes'

October 16, 2023 at 6:35 pm

Minister of Social Rights and 2030 Agenda Ione Belarra on October 12, 2023 in Madrid, Spain [Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images]

Spain’s acting Social Rights Minister suggested taking Israel to the International Criminal Court for “war crimes,” local media reported.

Ione Belarra shared a video accusing the European Union and the US of “being complicit in Israel’s war crimes,” the Spanish daily, El Mundo, said on Sunday.

She called on Spanish citizens to take to the streets to demand that Madrid distance itself from the US’s unwavering support for Israel and called on the Global South to find a solution.

Today we want to raise our voice to denounce that the state of Israel is carrying out a planned genocide in the Gaza Strip, leaving hundreds of thousands without light, food and water and carrying out bombings on the civilian population that are collective punishment, seriously breach international law and may be considered war crimes

she said.

Ten days into Israel’s bombing of Gaza, over one million people – almost half the total population of Gaza – having been displaced.

READ: Spain’s deputy PM urges Europe to help stop ‘massacre’ in Gaza