Bildt Condemns Eilat Bombing

Sweden has joined other Western governments in condemning Monday’s Palestinian suicide bombing in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat.

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says targeting civilians is completely unacceptable.

In a press release, apparently referring to the conflict between Hamas and Fatah, the Swedish Foreign Minister says “internal fighting between Palestinian groups is claiming increasing numbers of victims. Therefore Palestinian leaders must assume their responsibilities and resolve the crisis by peaceful means.”

Three people died in the first such Palestinian suicide bombing for nine months.