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Swedish Minister of Education Bjorklund, attacked in Israel

Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Swedish Minister for Education, Jan Björklund was on Wednesday attacked by an Israeli settler during a visit to Hebron, in the West Bank. But Bjorklund escaped without physical injury as his bodyguards stepped in and foiled the attack.
One of the settlers was very aggressive at the minister and made a lunge at him. There was a scuffle and the bodyguards intervened, according to Andres Andren, Press Secretary to Jan Björklund, who was present at the event.
Jan Björklund, traveled to Israel on Sunday to strengthen Swedish research relations with Israel. While there Bjorklund talked about the situation in the peace process between Israel and Palestine
On Wednesday he visited the West Bank and Hebron. Shortly before the attack had been on the international observer mission TIPH, which among others Sweden participates in.
On Monday Bjorklund met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and on Thursday, he will meet with the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Salam Fayyad.
By Scancomark.se Team

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