Swedish MP uses PMW documentation
to refute Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs
who defended Abbas
as having “made it his mission in life
to replace violence with diplomatic struggle”
Minister’s response to MP
after being shown PMW documentation:
“Where you get your information from -
only the gods know”
Palestinian Media Watch recently supplied Swedish MP Kent Ekeroth with information from its reports that he used in a recent debate in Swedish Parliament, which document that Abbas and the two institutions he runs, the Palestinian Authority and Fatah, are actively promoting violence and undermining peace.
Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström defended Abbas as having “made it his mission in life to replace violence with diplomatic struggle.” To refute this claim, MP Ekeroth held up and quoted PMW reports on PA and Fatah promotion of violence and terror.
Despite the fact that FM Wallström was literally shown PMW’s actual findings, she denied them, exclaiming that “only the gods know” where MP Ekeroth gets his information from. (Links below are to PMW’s original reports):
Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström: ”I note that President Abbas has made it his mission in life to replace violence with diplomatic struggle to reach an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine...”
Swedish MP Kent Ekeroth uses PMW documentation to refute Foreign Minister's defense of PA: ”[Foreign Minister] Wallström says: "I've heard him [Abbas] denouncing [terror]." Not once in the last two months with over 20 Israelis dead, has he dissociated himself. Fatah's official Facebook page has a picture of a knife in the back of a Jew, and the text says: ‘Here is Jerusalem - beware.’ On Fatah's official Twitter account, just a month ago, we see a Palestinian terrorist who plays the violin on a knife. Knives are now used daily to attack the Jews. Here's another picture from Fatah's Facebook account, which is controlled by Mahmoud Abbas. It is a picture of a German book from 1936, that says: ‘Do not trust a Jew.’ This is from Oct. 29, 2015. I'm sorry, but you cannot say that Abbas is a friend of peace... Wallström and others need to understand that Abbas speaks two languages - one to gullible politicians, where he claims to speak about peace, and another to the Palestinians in which he promotes, glorifies and rewards terror...”
Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström: “Where you get your information from - only the gods know.”
[Debate in Swedish Parliament, posted on
MP Kent Ekeroth's YouTube channel, Dec. 4, 2015]
Other expressions of Abbas’ so-called “denouncement” of violence are the statements where he referred to stabbing and shooting murders as mere expressions of the “popular peaceful uprising” and when he said that “the Palestinian side... did not do anything against the Israelis,” as was his claim a few days after 4 Israeli civilians were murdered in two separate attacks.
Click to view the full debate between MP Ekeroth and FM Wallström on MP Ekeroth’s YouTube channel.