Sweden FM calls for probe into Israel’s ‘extrajudicial killings of Palestinians’

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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström on Tuesday called for a probe to determine if Israel was guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians during recent violence, local Swedish media has reported.

Predictably, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said that Wallström was “giving support to terror and thus encouraging violence,” calling her statements “irresponsible and delusional.”

Sweden led the way by becoming the first EU member to recognise the Palestinian state in 2014; to-date, a total of 136 other UN member states, mostly in Africa, Latin America and Asia, have given such recognition.