The Spanish committee of the Presidency, Treasury, Economy Ministry, Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry has made a decision to impose an arms embargo on Israel over the Gaza conflict, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported.

El Pais revealed that Spain’s arms trade with Israel makes up 1 percent of Spain’s exports, totaling 4.9 million euros in 2013.

According to the newspaper, the low numbers suggest the embargo is politically fueled and that the severe civilian death toll, along with ongoing operations on Israel’s behalf against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, were behind the decision. […]