Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not going to Spain anytime soon, it seems. A Spanish has issued an arrest warrant for Netanyahu and six other former and current Israeli government officials, over the 2010 “Freedom Flotilla” attack.

The Spanish judge ordered both the police and the civil guard to notify him if Netanyahu or the other officials entered the country. The warrant was filed after the case which was leveraged against Netanyahu and the Israeli officials, was put on hold last year, and was brought up again by the Spanish judge. The case is centered on the attack by Israeli Defense Forces on the so called “Freedom Flotilla” ships, which were going to Gaza in an effort to provide humanitarian aid to Palestinians.

A spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry called the arrest warrant a “provocation,” and said they are working to terminate the legal threat. “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,” the spokesman said.

This world leader would get arrested if he steps foot into Spain AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
Yasmeen Alamiri is a political reporter for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @Yalamiri
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