Sverige anerkjenner en "Palestinsk stat"

Arutz Sheva:
Stockholm insists Hamas-PA gov't 'fulfills criteria for international law' in declaration - despite Hamas blacklist as a terror group.

"Today the government takes the decision to recognize the state of Palestine," Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said in a statement published in the Dagens Nyheter daily:

"It is an important step that confirms the Palestinians' right to self-determination," she said, adding that "we hope that this will show the way for others."

The PA immediately hailed the decision."President [Mahmoud] Abbas welcomes Sweden's decision," spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP, saying the Palestinian leader described the move as "brave and historic."

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