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 for actions to denounce Israel before the ICC and deplored the ongoing “planned genocide” in the Gaza Strip.
Ten days into the conflict with Hamas, Israeli bombardment and blockade of the Gaza Strip has continued, with over one million people – almost half the population of Gaza being displaced.
Gaza is experiencing a dire humanitarian crisis with no electricity, and water, food, fuel and medical supplies are running out, as civilians flee to the south following Israeli warning to evacuate northern areas.
The fighting began when Hamas on October 7th initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, a multi-pronged surprise attack including a barrage of rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel via land, sea, and air.
It said the incursion was in retaliation for the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and increased settler violence.
The Israeli military then launched Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas targets within the Gaza Strip. The number of Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza has risen to 2,750, including 750 children.
In Israel, 1,300 have been killed. On Monday Israel denied reports a ceasefire would come into forced to allow aid into Gaza and foreign passports holders out.
The Israeli military claim 199 hostages are being held by Hamas in Gaza – much higher than previous figures.