Danish flag burning in Hebron Sunday

Threat to Swedes May Be Misunderstanding

Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds says the government takes the threat against Swedes in the Palestinian territories very seriously.

The foreign ministry is advising against travel to Gaza and the West Bank until further notice.

The threats against Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians came following the publication of satirical cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in Danish and Norwegian newspapers.

A spokesman for the Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade has told Swedish Television News that the threat against Sweden was due to a misunderstanding.

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