'Spain backs statehood for Palestine - but not Catalonia?'

Israel National News | 10/1/2017 | Staff
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Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) blasted the Spanish government’s crackdown against a regional referendum in the province of Catalonia Sunday, which left nearly 500 people injured, most of them pro-independence demonstrators.

Spanish security forces blocked polling stations across Catalonia, including the regional capital of Barcelona. Police broke into 319 voting stations, local authorities said, and clashed with crowds of voters at other stations.

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Catalonia, a semi-autonomous region within the Kingdom of Spain, held the referendum vote Sunday, despite protests by the central Spanish government in Madrid, which declared the plebiscite illegal.

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who supports a Catalan separation from Spain, said earlier that if the referendum saw a majority of “yes” votes, he would declare...
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