On May 9th, the trawler Marianne of Gothenburg departed from its home port heading for the Eastern Mediterranean and Gaza. Ship to Gaza Sweden and Norway have joined forces with the international Freedom Flotilla to once again to attempt to peacefully break the inhumane, illegal blockade of the besieged Palestinian population on that narrow coastal strip between Israel and Egypt.
Europe to Sanction Israel for Settlements in Palestine Europe to Sanction Israel for Settlements in Palestine As Sweden promotes the statehood of Palestine, EU considering 'sanctions' against Israel over settlements The European Union has set .
The presidency of the Palestinians in Europe Conference, the Palestinian Return Centre, London, and the Adalah Centre in Sweden officially declared the convention of its 14th conference in the Swedish city of Malmo on May, 07, 2016.
Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, said that combating Islamist extremism that led to tragic occurrences such as Paris attacks could only be stopped through tackling hopelessness of people in the Middle East in her interview with Sweden’s SVT television.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the statement of Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom who had earlier claimed that Israel resorted to unlawful killings of Palestinians involved in the ongoing wave of violence.
Following Israel’s international political behaviour, one can easily trace a long history of political intolerance to criticism over continuous violation of human rights and oppressive policies towards Palestinians in occupied territories. Israel has intentionally and regularly broken international law such as the illegal settlements and war crimes against humanity to name only a few.