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Spain in favor of a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza in ‘the very short term’: FM

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Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares on Thursday said his country is in favor of a humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas “in the very short term.”

“Our position with regards to Palestine and the Palestinian people is clear. We are in favor of a Palestinian State. In the very short term, what is truly urgent is for a humanitarian ceasefire to happen,” Albares said in an interview with Spanish radio station RNE.

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The existence of a Palestinian state “will be the best guarantee for peace in the Middle East,” ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to Israel and the West Bank on Thursday.

He reiterated that Spain is ready to hold a peace conference on the conflict.

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