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González Laya warns Israel that there will be a European response if Palestinian territory is annexed

July 7, 2020

Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, warned on Tuesday that there will be a European response if Israel continues its plan to annex areas in the West Bank.

“We believe that the only way to advance the conflict between Israel and Palestine is through dialogue. We have emphasized (…) the importance of restarting the dialogue,” said González Laya at a conference after the release a meeting with his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde.

The head of Spanish diplomacy has stated that “the situation will change if Israel unilaterally decides to annex Palestinian territory”.

González Laya warns Israel that there will be a European response if Palestinian territory is annexedGonzález Laya warns Israel that there will be a European response if Palestinian territory is annexed

“This is a conversation that we, Spain, are having within the EU, because the answer, if there was one-sided annexation – which I hope will not be the case – must be a European response,” he said.