U.S. envoy to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Council Israel had accepted the proposed ceasefire and that the onus was now on Hamas.

The European Jewish Association criticized the move, saying that Madrid "has lost its way."

Israeli Ambassador to Portugal Dor Shapira wrote that "the prosecutor is just looking for headlines, the ICC has no jurisdiction over the case".

Efforts have been made to persuade the dead man's family to accept compensation instead.

Jerusalem was not involved in the deaths of Ebrahim Raisi and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, an Israeli official said.

According to a state representative, more than 20 Jewish houses of worship were threatened over Shabbat.