Gaza, 15 Rajab 1436/4 May 2015 (MINA) – Hamas on Sunday slammed the Swedish police for blacklisting the Palestinian flag as a symbol of terrorism, branding the move as “upsetting.”
Hamas voiced in a press statement its firm condemnation of the ambivalent position adopted by Sweden in regards to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, especially that the move came a few months after Sweden had recognized Palestinian statehood.
The group urged Sweden to press ahead with a serious re-assessment of the tag and resume its pro-Palestine standpoint, The Palestinian Infornation Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The Swedish police branded the Palestinian flag a terror logo and updated high school principals on the designation allegedly so as be able to lookout for early signs of potential trouble among their student populations in light of several Swedish teenagers becoming radicalized and traveling to Iraq and Syria to join terrorist fighters. (T/P011/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)