Just yesterday we reported that Swedish politicians approaching the coming election are getting squeamish about how Sweden (Europe’s most famous welfare state) can possibly maintain its rate of in-migration and at the same time “show tolerance,” and what do we see—Palestinians starving themselves to death on the streets!
This is not helpful as elections approach. (Just as it is not helpful to Obama’s party in November if the “children” keep surging across the US border and turn up in local schools and health departments).
From The Electronic Intifada (whatever that is!):
On Thursday last week, 24-year-old Nidal Lulu was taken to a hospital by emergency services after he lost consciousness as a result of nine days without food. Lulu is one of thirty Palestinian asylum-seekers, some of whom are under the age of eighteen, who commenced a hunger strike on 6 August in central Gothenburg, Sweden.
Thirteen have been taken to hospital. But ten have returned to tents erected in a city square and continue the strike.
“We cannot go back. We are from old Palestine and we have no country and no homes anymore. Many of us have been here from two to eight years without being granted residence. It’s no way to live,” one of the refugees, Muhammed Abughalioun, told local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten last week.
“We will continue our hunger strike until we die,” he said.
Once a Palestinian, always a refugee (forever and ever)! Everyone knows that, why don’t the Swedes?
See our complete (and now lengthy archive) on Sweden, here.