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7 Feb 2024

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The New Arab

Spain: Government allegedly suspended arm export licenses to Israel since the start of Gaza assault

"Spain halts arms export licences to Israel following Gaza war outbreak"

Spain halted all arms export licences to Israel following the outbreak of the Gaza war, Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares has said.

Albares told Al Jazeera that the outbreak of war on 7 October "made us realise the importance of a fair and lasting solution" to the Palestinian cause.

He urged all parties to abide by the directives of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The court in January found that Israel was plausibly breaching the Genocide Convention in Gaza. It ordered that Israel abide by a list of provisional measures ahead of its final ruling in the case brought by South Africa, which could take years...

Authorities in one of Belgium's three regions have also temporarily halted two gunpowder export licences to Israel...

Government minister Christophe Collignon said the ICJ's rulings gave rise to the move by Wallonia.