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Swedish police list Palestine flag as terror symbol/Letter to the Swedish ambassador in the Netherlands

Swedish police list Palestine flag as terror symbol/Letter to the Swedish ambassador in the Netherlands

vrijdag 8 mei 2015 06:46
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SWEDISH POLICE LIST PALESTINE FLAG AS TERROR SYMBOL/LETTER TO THE SWEDISH AMBASSADOR IN THE NETHERLANDS

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http://www.astridessed.nl/swedish-police-list-palestine-flag-as-terror-symbolletter-to-the-swedish-ambassador-in-the-netherlands/

TO THE SWEDISH AMBASSADOR IN THE NETHERLANDS

Subject:Sweden police documents, including the Palestinian flagamong known terror symbols

””Recognizing the imperative need to put an early end to colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation,

1. Reaffirms the inalienable right of all peoples under colonial rule, foreign domination and alien subjugation to self-determination, freedom and independence in conformity with General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) and other relevant resolutions of the United Nations;”

 UN GA RESOLUTION 3246, 1974

http://unispal.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/0/C867EE1DBF29A6E5852568C6006B2F0C

Your Excellency
Hereby I draw your attention for the following:I have learnt with astonishment and indignation from the Swedishpolice documents, including the Palestinian flag among knownterror symbols.I consider this as a flagrant violation of the Palestinian right ofselfdetermination and the right of resistance against the Israelioccupation and I request to you to use your influence to removethe Palestinian flag and any Palestinian organization from theSwedish police documents list. [1]
Background:
The whole story came out into the open, after Orebro policeofficers shared internal material with a Swedish high schoolwhere youths had previously left to fight in Syria, probablywith the militant group IS [ISIS] [2]In order to prevent this in the future, the school decided toincrease awareness about international terror groups andand enlisted the help of the Orebro police, which shared itsinternal material about recognizing terror groups.Among the documents was a page with flags of knownterror groups, one of which was the Palestinian flag. [3]
Occupation and right of resistance
May I remind you of the nearly 47 years Israeli occupationof the Palestinian territories, which is not only a blatantflagration of International Law, but brought with it, likeany occupation, oppression, humiliation and serioushuman rights violations and warcrimes, like lastyear in the bloody Gaza military attack, ”Protective Edge”which costed more than 2137 Palestinian lives. [4]
This is one horrible example:In previous Israeli military attacks on Gaza, a great numberof Palestinians died, like in ”Cast Lead” [2008-2009] and many Israeli warcrimeswere committed. [5]
And not to forget the Israeli army military behaviour, systematicallycommitting war crimes, as concluded by Amnesty International. [6]
The Palestinian people and their organizations have the universallyacknowledged right to resistance against this occupation, as statedby UN GA Resolution, 29 november 1974. [7]

Therefore the Palestinian flag, as a symbol of the Palestinianpeople’s right to selfdetermination, is a symbol ofrightful resistance, not terror.
EPILOGUE
I consider it as a shame, that I have to write this letter toprotest against those wrong documents list of the SwedishOsboro police, not only since the Palestinians have the right toresistance against the Israeli occupation, but also, sinceyour country, Sweden, made such a good start by acknowledginga Palestinian State,  being the first EU member country. [8]
Although I read, that Swedish police considers the enlistingof the Palestinian flag among the terror symbols a ”mistake” andwill change this and ”update” the list [9], this is a good step,but not not enough for me,as long there is no clear evidence they really did.
Therefore I request to you to use your influence on yourgovernment to see to it, that as soon as possible thePalestinian flag is actually removed from the list ofterror symbols.

I am convinced you will give your cooperation, respectingInternational Law.Thanks in advance and for reading this letter.

Kind greetings
Astrid EssedAmsterdam The Netherlands

[1]

POLICE LISTS PALESTINE FLAG AS TERROR SYMBOL2 MAY 2015
http://www.thelocal.se/20150502/swedish-police-list-palestine-flag-as-terror-logo

DAYS OF PALESTINESWEDEN LISTS PALESTINE FLAG A TERROR SYMBOL3 MAY 2015
http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/sweden-lists-palestine-flag-terror-symbol/

[2]

POLICE LISTS PALESTINE FLAG AS TERROR SYMBOL2 MAY 2015
http://www.thelocal.se/20150502/swedish-police-list-palestine-flag-as-terror-logo

[3]

POLICE LISTS PALESTINE FLAG AS TERROR SYMBOL2 MAY 2015
http://www.thelocal.se/20150502/swedish-police-list-palestine-flag-as-terror-logo

DAYS OF PALESTINESWEDEN LISTS PALESTINE FLAG A TERROR SYMBOL3 MAY 2015
http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/sweden-lists-palestine-flag-terror-symbol/

[4]

ALAKHBARTHE VICTIMS OF GAZA/A LIST OF PALESTINIANSKILLED IN ISRAEL’S ONGOING ASSAULT
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/victims-gaza-list-palestinians-killed-israels-ongoing-assault

[5]

BTSELEM.ORG
OPERATION CAST LEAD, 27 DEC ’08  TO 18 JAN ’09
http://www.btselem.org/gaza_strip/castlead_operation

FATALITIES AFTER OPERATION CAST LEAD
http://www.btselem.org/statistics/fatalities/after-cast-lead/by-date-of-event

ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA/DIRTY WAR AGAINST THEPALESTINIAN CIVILIAN POPULATIONASTRID ESSED2009
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/liverpool/2009/01/417434.html

[6]
AMNESTY INTERNATIONALTRIGGER HAPPY/ISRAEL’S USE OFEXCESSIVE FORCE IN THE WESTBANKFEBRUARY 2014
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE15/002/2014/en/349188ef-e14a-418f-ac20-6c9e5c8d9f88/mde150022014en.pdf

[7]
RIGHT TO RESISTANCE AGAINST A FOREIGN OCCUPATION 

Recognizing the imperative need to put an early end to colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation,

1. Reaffirms the inalienable right of all peoples under colonial rule, foreign domination and alien subjugation to self-determination, freedom and independence in conformity with General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) and other relevant resolutions of the United Nations;”

 UN GA RESOLUTION 3246,29 NOVEMBER  1974 http://unispal.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/0/C867EE1DBF29A6E5852568C6006B2F0C

[8]

BBCSWEDEN TO RECOGNISE PALESTINIAN STATE3 OCTOBER 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29479418

SWEDEN BECOMES THE FIRST EU MEMBER TO RECOGNIZE A PALESTINIAN STATE30 OCTOBER 2014

http://time.com/3547418/sweden-becomes-the-first-e-u-member-to-recognize-the-state-of-palestine/

[9]

MIDDLE EAST MONITORSWEDEN: INCLUDING PALESTINIAN FLAG ON LISTOF TERRORIST SYMBOLS A ”MISTAKE”5 MAY 2015

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/europe/18439-sweden-including-palestinian-flag-on-list-of-terrorist-symbols-a-mistake

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