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Spanish Ports Closed to Israeli Military Cargo

Spanish Ports Closed to Israeli Military Cargo

In a move highlighting its commitment to peace in the Middle East, Spain has denied entry to its ports for two vessels carrying military equipment and explosives destined for Israel, according to reports from El País and statements by Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares.

The first vessel, a Danish-flagged merchant ship, was refused permission to dock at Cartagena after Spanish authorities identified a shipment of 27 tonnes of explosives from India bound for the Israeli port of Haifa.

“This is the first instance of us taking such an action,” Foreign Minister Albares said in Brussels on Thursday. “Our foreign policy prioritizes not contributing to war. The Middle East needs peace, not more weapons. This will be our consistent policy for any ship carrying arms to Israel that seeks entry to Spanish ports.”

The decision marks a potential shift in Spanish foreign policy and comes amid ongoing tensions in the region. It remains unclear if the denied entry applies solely to shipments originating in India or if it extends to all military equipment headed for Israel.

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