Israel will rebuke the ambassadors of Ireland, Norway and Spain this Thursday for the plan of their governments recognize a Palestinian state next week, according to an Israeli official quoted by the Reuters agency.

Thus, the same agency reports that the envoys have been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, where they will be shown an unpublished Hamas video. taking women captive during their October 7 attack on Israel. Israel has also recalled its own ambassadors in Dublin, Oslo and Madrid for consultations.

Announcing on Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, the three European countries said they wanted help secure a truce in Gaza and revive peace talks. The United States, Israel’s main partner, has been against it and defends that the recognition of the State of Palestine should be carried out through direct negotiations between the parties, not through unilateral recognition,” according to a spokesperson for the National Security Council.

France has adopted a position similar to that of Italy or the United States, denying that it is “taboo” for them to recognize the Palestinian State. “Our position is clear: the recognition of Palestine is not a taboo for France,” said Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné. China, which recognized the State of Palestine in 1988, has stressed that the need now is to “reach an immediate ceasefire” in Gaza, in the words of foreign spokesman Wang Wenbin.

Those who do celebrate this decision are the Palestinians and the Arab League. “I greet and thank the three countries for this step that puts them on the right side of the history of this conflict,” said the Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abulgheit, while Mahmoud Abbas, president of Palestine, spoke with Pedro Sánchez this Wednesday after the announcement made by the President of the Government in the Congress of Deputies. “I invite the States that have not yet done so to follow the example of the three countries that took a step of principle and courage,” added the head of the Arab League.