Barcelona Endorses Calls for Military Embargo Against Israel

The Catalan city becomes the fourth European city to urge their national governments and EU institutions to end military cooperation with Israel. Barcelona joined other European cities in endorsing Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ call for an arms embargo on Israel after the murderous attack on Palestinian protesters in Gaza over the past few months. On May 25, the City Council of Barcelona called for a comprehensive military embargo on Israel and demanded the Spanish government ensures its implementation. In the resolution the City Council condemned the murder of “110 peaceful Palestinian protesters in the occupied Gaza Strip,” and urged Israel and Egypt to allow the free movement of Palestinians living in Gaza, who have endured an illegal Israeli blockade for over 10 years.
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