Barak to Swedish FM: I expect your government to denounce false report

August 20, 2009 17:17


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Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday informed Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt that he expects the government of Sweden to denounce "the scandalous report alleging IDF soldiers snatched organs from Palestinians." Barak stressed that the claims made in the article by tabloid Aftonbladet are not legitimate, but rather "a despicable libel, which is unacceptable also in a democratic atmosphere of freedom of speech." The defense minister wrote in a statement that the IDF is the most moral military in the world, and he will not allow libels muddying its name in vain. Barak also asked the defense establishment's legal adviser to look into the possibility of filing a libel suit against the journalist who wrote the report.

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