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Sweden halts development aid to Palestinians, says cannot waste tax-payers’ money

Sweden’s Minister of International Commerce Johan Forssell attends a information convention on the day of a gathering of EU ministers. Reuters

Sweden has quickly halted growth support to Palestinian territories following a shock assault by Hamas militants on Israel over the weekend, Improvement Minister Johan Forssell instructed a information convention on Tuesday.

European Union international ministers are assembly on Tuesday to work out divisions amongst its 27 members over whether or not to proceed support funds to Palestinians a day after the European Fee backtracked on an announcement suspending all such support.

“We have a new situation after the 7th of October,” Forssell instructed reporters. “Our decision today is that Sweden will … pause development aid to Palestine until further notice.”

Neighbouring Denmark introduced earlier on Tuesday that it will pause its support.

The federal government stated it had additionally given the event company SIDA the duty of reviewing support to Palestinians and to report by the beginning of December.

“We don’t want Swedish tax-payers’ money going to actors who don’t have a very clear view on these totally fundamental questions; where they reject terrorism,” Forsell stated.

“But humanitarian aid will continue and will not be paused as a result of this decision.”

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