Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed what he called “stupid” and “immoral” remarks of Sweden’s top diplomat, who has demanded investigations into the killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces. Margot Wallstrom had on Tuesday called for “thorough and credible investigations” into the deaths of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the wave of violence raging since October. “I think what the Swedish foreign minister said is outrageous, I think it’s immoral, it’s unjust and it’s just wrong,” Netanyahu told members of the foreign press. “It’s outrageous, it’s immoral and it’s stupid,” he said, taking care to avoid endorsing accusations of anti-Semitism made by some Israeli officials. Israel and the Palestinian territories have seen a wave of Palestinian attacks in recent months, with 23 Israelis killed since October 1. Over the same time period, 152 Palestinians have been killed, most of them while carrying out attacks on Israeli civilians or security forces.
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