According to the reports, the warrant refers to the oppressive force of Zionist officials against Palestinians in besieging the people in Gaza. Based on the warrant, Benjamin Netanyahu, along with seven other government officials, will be arrested and trialed if they enter the political territory of Spain.
Illegal attempts to stop aid from reaching the Palestinians is mentioned as the main reason for the warrant. According to the Latin America Herald Tribune, Judge Jose de la Mata made an official order to the police to notify him if Mr. Netanyahu enters Spain. Other people included in the warrant are:
Former Defence minister Ehud Barak, former foreign minister Avigdor Leiberman, former minister of strategic affairs Moshe Yaalon, former interior minister Eli Yishai, minister without portfolio Benny Begin and vice admiral maron Eliezer, who was in charge of the operation.
After a 1-year hold having been put on the case, it was reopened and investigated for the final decision to be made. The case started in 2010 after an attack by Israeli security forces against the Freedom Flotilla aid ships. Gaza was the destination to the ships.
It concerns the Mavi Marmara ship, the main civilian vessel in a fleet of six that were attempting to break an Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. The six ships were carrying around 500 passengers, humanitarian aid and construction materials. The Israeli Defence Force stormed the ship in a raid that left nine human rights activists dead. A tenth activist died later that month due to wounds sustained in the raid.
Gaza was under blockade for long months after a series of attacks by Israel aimed at occupying the region failed. Thousands of people lost their lives during and after the raids. Spain is among the first western countries to file a humanitarian case against the brutality by Israeli officials.