Sweden urges ‘thorough’ investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinians

Margot Wallstrom, the foreign minister of Sweden
Margot Wallstrom, the foreign minister of Sweden

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has called for a “thorough” investigation into the killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces in the past few months.

“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 Tuesday.

The comments come amid the violence in the occupied Palestinian territories in the recent past which have led to the killing of nearly 150 Palestinians.

Hundreds more Palestinians have been injured since October last year, when Israeli forces intensified attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Israelis claim most of the Palestinians killed or injured in recent violence are teenagers who stabbed or attempted to stab Israeli forces and settlers. They say 25 Israelis have been killed in the violence which was triggered by the Israeli regime imposing restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in August 2015. The move drew the deep resentment among Palestinians, triggering the recent wave of tensions.

Israeli forces inspect the body of a Palestinian youth who was shot dead by the Tel Aviv regime forces following a reported attack on December 26, 2015, near al-Quds (Jerusalem) (AFP Photo)

The Tel Aviv regime has also increased the number of illegal arbitrary detentions of Palestinians, accusing them of contemplating plans to attack Israeli troops and settler units.

Rights groups said on Monday that at least 14 Palestinians received the so-called administrative sentences and dozens more saw similar sentences renewed.

It said more than 7,000 people are currently behind bars in the Israeli detention centers.

Press TV.


3 Responses to “Sweden urges ‘thorough’ investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinians”

  1. salty says:

    Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Gaza Farmers And Fishers

    Monday February 08, 2016.

    Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Monday morning, targeting Palestinian farmers in central Gaza, and fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters.


    The soldiers, stationed behind the border fence, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition into Palestinian farmlands, forcing the Palestinians to leave.

    In addition, Israeli navy ships fired several live rounds on Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya area, in Gaza, causing significant damage to at least one boat, and forcing the fishers back to shore.

    The boats were only close to four nautical miles off the Gaza shore when the navy ships attacked them.

    The army frequently targets Gaza farmers while working on their lands, close to the border fence, in addition to similar attacks against fishers in Palestinian territorial waters.

    Such attacks led to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, and dozens of arrests.

    Last Wednesday, February 3, the Israeli navy opened fire on several fishing boats, in northern Gaza, and kidnapped four fishers from the same family.

  2. salty says:

    Sweden’s Housing Minister to Leave after Comments on ’Israel’

    April 19, 2016.



    Jews pray to a Roman wall.

    The Anne Frank Diary is a hoax.

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