During a joint press conference in Brussels with the Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa, Spanish foreign minister José Manuel Albares criticized a video posted by Israeli foreign minister Israel Katz.

The video, shared by Katz on the social media platform X, cuts between footage of the October 7 Hamas massacre and scenes of a flamenco dance performance, accompanied by the text "Hamas: Gracias España" ("Hamas: Thanks Spain").

Albares called the video "scandalous and execrable." He demanded that Israel withdraw its forces from Rafah as required by the International Court of Justice. "I intend to ask other EU countries to express their support for the court and its decisions," added the Spanish minister.

Spain, along with Ireland and Norway, declared this week it would recognize a Palestinian state. Following the countries' statements, Katz prohibited the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem from providing services to Palestinian residents of the territories. He accused the Spanish government of anti-Semitism, stating, "The days of the Inquisition are over."