Sweden urges investigation into Israeli killing of Palestinians

Published January 12th, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Sweden has called for a probe into Israel's killing of Palestinians in the wake of increased violence in the Palestinian Territories. (File)
Sweden has called for a probe into Israel's killing of Palestinians in the wake of increased violence in the Palestinian Territories. (File)

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, which has 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.

In the recent wave of violence, most of the Palestinians killed or injured come after alleged stabbing or attempting to stab Israeli forces and settlers. 25 Israelis have been killed in the violence, which was triggered in August after Israel imposed restrictions on Palestinians wishing to access al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. 


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