Luleå, Sweden - Swedish PM Says Recent Series Of Knife Attacks Against Israelis Don't Meet Definition Of 'Terror'
Luleå, Sweden - During a recent interview, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said he believes the recent series of knife attacks against Israelis by Palestinians are not acts of terror because they do not meet the internationally accepted definition of the term.
HAARETZ.com (http://bit.ly/1lM9b60) reports that Löfven originally made the comments on Sunday during a visit to the Swedish town of Luleå, but then quickly walked his comments back mere hours later.
When first asked if the string of stabbings were, in fact, terror attacks, Löfven said, “No, it is not classified as such. There is an international classification regarding what constitutes or does not constitute [terror]. As far as I know, the [knife attacks in Israel] are not defined as terror.”
In his clarification issued later in the day, Löfven said, “I meant that it was unclear if the knife attacks are organized by a group classified as a terrorist organizations. Nonetheless, the attacks themselves do constitute terror.”
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