Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sweden: Foreign minister calls for investigation into "extrajudicial executions" by Israel

Via Times of Israel:
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Tuesday called for an investigation to determine whether Israel has been conducting extrajudicial executions of Palestinian attackers throughout the current wave of violence and terrorism. Israel rejected her statement as “delusional.”

“It is vital that there is a thorough, credible investigation into these deaths in order to clarify and bring about possible accountability,” Wallstrom said during a parliamentary debate on extrajudicial executions, Reuters reporting, quoting local media source TT.

Wallstrom made her remarks after lawmaker Jan Björklund charged that the foreign minister’s previous criticisms of Israeli policies vis-a-vis Palestinian attackers were unfair, and that Wallstrom’s approach to the Jewish state damaged Sweden’s diplomatic efforts in the region.

The foreign minister rejected the accusation and asserted that Stockholm was “a friend to Israel just as it is a friend to Palestine.”

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