Søreide calls Israel’s abuse of power ‘’unacceptable’’

Gaza StripPalestinian medics and protesters evacuate a seriously wounded youth during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel celebrates the inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Foreign Minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide, gave hard criticism against Israeli soldiers’ killing of unarmed Palestinian protesters on the Gaza Strip.


55 Palestinians were killed and 2,200 injured when Israeli soldiers crossed the border and aimed fire against Palestinian protesters inside the border on Monday.

“It is unacceptable to shoot against protesters. This has been clearly communicated to Israeli authorities,’’ said Søreide.

“I am very concerned about the violence we are witnessing today on the border between Israel and Gaza. I would strongly urge political leaders on both sides to calm the situation down and to show restraint in order to avoid further escalation and loss of more lives,” said Søreide, although no Israeli lives have actually been lost,so why the urging was to both sides was not immediately clear.

The Foreign Minister also feared increased instability in the Middle East as a result of the United States moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“I am concerned that the USA’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will contribute to increased instability in the region, and make it more difficult to get the parties to the negotiating table. Our concerns have been clearly communicated to US authorities,” said Søreide.


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1 Comment on "Søreide calls Israel’s abuse of power ‘’unacceptable’’"

  1. Pedro J. Alfonso | 15. May 2018 at 15:57 |

    Are You serious or just blind?

    Those “peaceful protesters” have been taught since early childhood to hate and to kill INNOCENT JEWS!

    How would You like to have Swedes trying to enter Norway who have sworn to destroy Your country and disappear it from the face of this Planet!?

    Jerusalem has been the Capital of the Jewish People for millennia!

    For two thousand years Jews prayed towards Jerusalem and stating: “Next Year in Jerusalem”!

    Islam lands are 1,000 times the size of Israel, which is about 20,000 square kilometers!

    During King David’s time most of Syria, and the Sinai Peninsula was under the control of King David’s reign so was all of Jordan!

    I have already more than once stated how we can solve the problem and re-do borders to suit both Jews and Palestinians and set the past wrong right!

    Who drew borders after the First and Second World Wars?

    And can You not do it again to bring PEACE TO THIS WHOLE WORLD!

    And can You not understand what fossil fuel burning is going to do and is doing to our Planet?

    And You go around placing band-aids where surgery is due?

    I am fed up with world nations! Get ready for the wrath of God to be poured upon this planet, You are ALL DEAF, BLIND, AND DUMB!

    I will do like Ponce Pilate…….

    “S’en laver les mains”

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