Swedish ambassador summoned to Foreign Ministry

Swedish Ambassador to Israel, Robert Rydberg was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Thursday to explain his government's decision to give visas to Hamas members to enter Sweden. Director-General of the Foreign Ministry Ron Prossor said that Stockholm's decision effectively legitimizes terrorism, and that one cannot make the distinction between a terrorist organization and its members, Israel Radio reported. Sweden's decision to withdraw from an international air force exercise due to Israel's participation was also reportedly discussed between the two officials.