Swedish Opposition Leader Visits Hebron

October 29; Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Opposition in Sweden and the Chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Worker´s Party visited TIPH and Hebron in order to get a better understanding of the political situation in the area.

Lofven 3 IN.jpg

Stefan Löfven visiting the Old Souq in Hebron together with TIPH.

October 29; Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Opposition in Sweden and the Chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Worker’s Party visited TIPH and Hebron in order to get a better understanding of the political situation in the area.

—The only chance to begin to understand is to actually come here and experience the situation yourself, says Stefan Löfven. Stefan Löfven and his group toured downtown Hebron and walked in the Old Souq, along Al-Shuhada Street and past the settlements.

Oddvar Midtkandal, TIPH Head of Mission also met with Stefan Löfven and his group.

—It is both important and justified that top politicians visit Hebron. The situation in Hebron is very representative for the situation in the region. The tension on the political level between Israel and the Palestinian authorities, and the tension and friction between the Palestinian population and the Israeli settlers, the economical and social impact for the Palestinians in the occupied territories, and the internal tension among the Palestinians between Fatah and Hamas; all these you are able to observe in Hebron. This gives you a much deeper insight and understanding of the conflict, than you otherwise would have, explained Oddvar Midtkandal.

31 October 2012

Lofven 1 IN.jpg

Stefan Löfven meeting Oddvar Midtkandal, TIPH Head of Mission.

Lofven 4 IN.jpg

Swedish Opposition Leader visiting Shuhada Street.

Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Opposition in Sweden and the Chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Worker’s Party.