Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz criticized the recognition of Palestinian independence by Ireland, Spain, and Norway, calling it a reward for Hamas. "Thus, these countries are signaling that terror justifies itself," he said.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stated that recognizing Palestine is motivated by peace, justice, and consistency. "Our step is not against Israel or Jews, nor does it support Hamas. It supports peace and coexistence," he added.

In response, the terrorist welcomed the decision, calling it a significant step in recognizing their territorial rights.