Ione Belarra: Recognizing Genocide in Palestine and Advocating for Action

Ione Belarra has been frustrated for a long time with what is happening in the Middle East

by Sead Dedovic
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Ione Belarra: Recognizing Genocide in Palestine and Advocating for Action
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The Spanish Minister for Social Rights, Ione Belarra, declared the situation in Palestine as genocide, characterizing it as an attempt to exterminate the entire population, and advocated for the severance of diplomatic ties with Israel.

Ione Belarra has been frustrated for a long time with what is happening in the Middle East, as well as the reactions of many. Belarra is one of those who advocates peace in Palestine and believes that Israel is terrorizing the Palestinian population.

Addressing the parliament, Belarra directed a question to Spain's conservative Popular Party, known for its pro-Israel stance, questioning whether they would continue supporting the "genocidal state of Israel." The Popular Party has an interesting position regarding the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

"In a context where Israel has unlawfully occupied land for decades, seizing homes from Palestinians and subjecting them to daily violence, this is happening," remarked Belarra.

Ione Belarra is angry with Israel

She highlighted the Palestinian plight, describing it as "ethnic cleansing" and expressing deep concern over the relentless air and ground assaults on the Gaza Strip.

Addressing the issue of massive bombings, Belarra questioned the acceptability of such actions, emphasizing the significant loss of Palestinian children's lives. She challenged the notion of Israel's actions being considered "legitimate defense" and asserted that the majority of Spaniards desire an end to this "genocide." Advocating a decisive stance, Belarra, the leader of the left-wing Podemos party, called for the complete severance of diplomatic relations with Israel.

We will see if Israel's reaction to this will follow, and if it will be stormy. She is not the only Spaniard with such a fierce reaction. Numerous individuals in Spain share the belief that putting an end to this conflict and establishing peace in the Middle East is imperative.

The escalating protests seem to mirror the intensification of the conflict in Palestine. In this critical moment, the people of Palestine are in a need of assistance and support. . Understanding the dynamics of this political stance could provide valuable insights into Spain's diplomatic strategies

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