It’s a mad mad mad mad world.
Some countries really have their priorities backward. A Spanish court recently issued a ruling which could result in the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he steps foot in Spain.
The Independent reported that Spanish national court judge Jose de la Mata has ordered the police to “notify him” if Netanyahu sets foot in Spain.
The decision was regarding the so-called “Freedom Flotilla attack” of 2010. During this incident, Israeli security forces stormed a ship attempting to break the Israeli blocked of Gaza. The incident resulted in the deaths of 10 activists.
Netanyahu wasn’t the only one facing arrest. Six other government officials involved in the incident were referenced in the judge’s decision.
“The other men named in the issue are former defence minister Ehud Barak, former foreign minister Avigdor Leiberman, former minister of strategic affairs Moshe Yaalon, former interior minister Eli Yishai, minister without portfolio Benny Begin and Vice Adm. Maron Eliezer, who was in charge of the operation,” reported the Independent.
After the brutal terrorist attack in France you would think that the Spanish judicial system would be more concerned about hunting down and prosecuting terrorists in Spain that might be looking to replicate the Paris bloodbath.
Apparently they would rather go after a democratically elected leader for the “crime” of defending his country. Sounds about right.
“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,” stated Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon.