Israel Recalls Ambassadors From Ireland, Norway, Says Spain Next


Israel recalled its ambassadors from Ireland and Norway in response to their moves to recognize a Palestinian state on Wednesday.

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz condemned the move saying that it would be “rewarding the jihadists of Hamas and Iran.”

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“Ireland and Norway intend to send a message today to the Palestinians and the whole world: terrorism pays,” Katz said, adding that the move could hinder efforts to secure a cease-fire and the return of hostages held in Gaza.

Katz also threatened to recall the ambassador to Spain if it went ahead with its decision to recognize Palestinian statehood.

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Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store announced on Wednesday that Norway will officially recognize a Palestinian state from May 28, emphasizing that peace in the Middle East requires such recognition.

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