Madrid’s deputy mayor held an event in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners with blood on their hands.
Mauricio Valiente, deputy mayor of Spain’s capital city of Madrid, hosted an event Monday in solidarity with Palestinian terrorists held in Israeli prisons, The Libertad Daily reported on Tuesday.
The event, “International Day of Palestinian Prisoners,” was held at the city’s main municipal space in the Retiro district in southeastern Madrid. Valiente was the first of four speakers to address the event, which included Mus’ab Muhammad Nimr Bashir, who had previously admitted to planning, together with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the assassination of an Israeli official while working for Doctors Without Borders in 2007.
The Jewish community of Madrid conveyed its displeasure with a senior city official sponsoring the event, writing that it “views with alarm and consternation” the use of public resources in support of “prisoners, many of whom are imprisoned and convicted in a viable and consolidated democracy of bloody acts of terrorism,” according to the Jewish Telgraphic Agency.
“The support of the municipality of all the people of Madrid and the use of its space in support of people and organizations who promote the boycott,” the community wrote in its statement, is tantamount to “supporting hatred and the destruction of the only Jewish country in the world and its inhabitants.”
Sponsorship of anti-Israel events and motions is not new occurrence in Spain. In 2016, the city council of Santiago passed a motion in support of boycotting Israel.
By: World Israel News Staff