Reportedly, a warrant has been issued by a Spanish judge against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and six other Israeli government officials both current and former. This warrant effectively puts these seven personalities at risk of getting arrested in Spain if they were to set foot in their territory. The warrant against the Israeli PM and six other officials was issued by a Spanish national court presiding under Judge Jose de la Mata.
The reports first appeared in the Latin American Herald Tribune. Apparently, Israeli PM and six other officials had a case (dating back to 2010) running against them in the country which was closed previously. This case regarding Freedom Flotilla attack in 2010 was just reopened. The judge responsible for issuing a warrant told the police and civil guard to notify him (the judge) if the Israeli PM Netanyahu and other six individuals entered the country. Apart from Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, the other men named in the issue include the former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, former Foreign Minister Avigdor Leiberman, former Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Yaalon, former Interior Minister Eli Yishai, a Minister Benny Begin, and Vice Admiral Maron Eliezer (in charge of said operation).
This case, previously put on hold by the same judge last year, was brought against these government officials following an attack against the Freedom Fortilla aid ships in 2010 by Israeli security forces. Those aid ships were headed to Gaza. The attack on these defenseless aid ships prompted criminal prosecution against the perpetrators. Unfortunately, the case was closed a year ago for reasons unknown. To the issuance of this arrest warrant an Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Emmanuel Nachshon said,
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We consider it to be a provocation. We are working with the Spanish authorities to get it cancelled. We hope it will be over soon.