Thursday, April 27, 2006

Israeli Warning To Norway

Israel's ambassador to Norway, Miryam Shomrat says it would harm Israel's relations with Norway if Hamas representatives will meet Norwegian authorities next month. The two representatives for the elected Palestinian Hamas-government will be received by representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Miryam Shomrat
Ambassador Shomrat says such a meeting will imply assisting a terrorist group. She hopes the Government decides not to meet Hamas. However, a UD spokesman says that they will themselves decide who they will meet for talks, and that this time they wish to meet with Hamas. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has earlier stated that no government ministers will meet the two Hamas representatives, who have been invited to Norway by a private organization.