The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, announced this Saturday that the Government is ready to increase humanitarian aid in Gaza after the initial support of one million euros through the agencies of the United Nations.
Albares explained in a message on the social network
“Concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza,” wrote Albares, the Government “is ready to increase aid to Spain.”
Also concerned about the “critical” situation in the Strip, the management of the IU sent a letter this Saturday to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in which it pointed out that Spain, as the country in charge of the Council of the EU, should issue a position condemning “frankly and immediately” the attacks of Israel, guaranteeing humanitarian aid and guaranteeing the freedom of the Palestinian people.
He demanded that Albares call for a cease-fire and take all the measures available to ensure it against “collective punishment” and “cleansing behavior” by Israel on the population of Gaza.
“We will not be the only witnesses of how Israel is preparing for a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip with the aim of destroying it, as stated by its own military commanders,” warned IU.
In his opinion, it is “necessary” to respond to the urgent appeal made by the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for funding to meet the humanitarian needs of the population.
It is also important, the letter added, that every effort be made to evacuate the 120 Spaniards living in the Strip and to establish humanitarian corridors for the entire population under attack.
Finally, he asked to suspend the EU-Israel association agreement and urged the minister to hold a meeting to “deal with this situation that requires a clear and strong response from our country. “