The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Spain embargoes arms sales to Israel
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
August 5, 2014 09:37
Despite limited arms trade, Spanish make political statement by blocking weapons contracts.
idf tank

IDF soldiers stand atop a tank near the border with Gaza. [File]. (photo credit:REUTERS)

The Spanish government announced an arms embargo on Israel, El Pais quoted government sources as saying. The decision was made the previous week by a committee of the Presidency, Treasury, Economy Ministry, Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry.

El Pais stated that Spain's arms trade with the Jewish State is minor, consisting of only 4.9 million euros in 2013 and around 1% of Spain's export. However, the decision is a political statement against the ongoing operations being conducted by Israel against Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the severe civilian death toll.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



Israel has stated that the 1,242 civilians killed in Gaza have been the victims of collateral damage from IDF attacks against Hamas terrorists who operate within the civilian population.

Spain has used the political move in the past against other countries engaged in regional conflicts. Such countries have included Egypt, Venezuela and most recently Ukraine.

The decision will be eligible for overturning in September when the relevant government entities are set to meet again.

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • IDF
  • business
  • spain
  • operation protective edge
  • Prev Article
    By April, IDF knew Hamas was preparing for 'summer war'
    gaza tunnel
    IDF soldier uses Digital Ground Army command-and-control system
    Report: Intelligence between US, Israel strong despite political tensions
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    idf hebron
    August 22, 2014
    Palestinians throw Molotov cocktail at IDF checkpoint in Hebron

    By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, TOVAH LAZAROFF

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 10 - 23
      Beer Sheva
      11 - 20
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 13 - 21
      Jerusalem
      11 - 21
      Haifa
    • 16 - 30
      Elat
      12 - 24
      Tiberias