Palestinians praise Swedish FM's 'brave humanitarian stance' against Israel

PA lauds Wallstrom for demanding investigation into 'extrajudicial' killings.

January 13, 2016 15:59

Flag of Sweden. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday praised Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom’s call for an investigation to determine if Israel was guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians during a recent months long wave of violence.

The ministry, in a statement carried on official Palestinian news agency Wafa, demanded that all states adopt “this brave humanitarian stance which emphasizes the importance of taking part in the peace process without fearing Israel's use of state sponsored terrorism."

In addition, the ministry condemned "the brutal campaign of Israel against the Swedish foreign minister and the political terror it uses that displays its willingness to keep hiding the crimes and the victims of its colonization policy."

On Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said that Israel will close its door to visits from Swedish officials.

The Palestinian Authority also condemned the continuation of Israel's “field executions” and its perception of Palestinian blood as “cheap.”

Moreover, the PA called on the relevant judicial and humanitarian organizations to continue documenting Israel's crimes in order to present the evidence to the UN Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court.

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