Jewish Swedish Parliamentarian Accuses Foreign Minister of Supporting Terrorism
A Jewish member of the Swedish parliament accused his country’s top diplomat of supporting terrorism, the Israeli news site nrg reported on Tuesday.
Kent Ekeroth of the far-Right Sweden Democrats party was responding to comments made by Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, indicating her support for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — whom he accused of incitement and backing of terrorism. This, said Ekeroth, placed Wallstrom outside of the “camp of peace.”
He said that Wallstrom’s words “rewarded a terrorist state led by a terror-inciter, which supports terrorism and pays money to terrorists.” He added that though Wallstrom claimed she heard Abbas denounce the recent stabbing and other attacks against Israelis, “not even once during recent months has he distanced himself from these actions.”
Ekeroth then challenged the foreign minister to “provide one example where Abbas condemned Palestinian terrorism over the last years,” adding, “I don’t think she can.”
Therefore, he said, Wallstrom’s support of the PA leader was the result of her ignorance or lies. “Either alternative is grave,” he said.