HERE IS MORE BLOWBACK:Norwegians: ‘Ban Israeli products’
Norwegian Health Minister and leader of the country’s Socialist party, Kristin Halvorsen
According to the survey conducted by the InFact Institute and published Wednesday, 9.5 percent of Norwegians are already boycotting Israeli products, AFP reported.
The news comes a day after the Norwegian Health Minister and leader of the country’s Socialist party, Kristin Halvorsen, called on the international community to ban arms trade with Israel.
On Monday, Norway summoned the Israeli ambassador to Oslo and slammed Israel’s deadly attack on the Freedom Flotilla as an unacceptable act. Norway has also called for an immediate and independent international inquiry.
Three Norwegians were among the international activists in the flotilla and are now held in custody by Israel.
The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which was carrying food and medical supplies to Gaza, came under fire early Monday morning by Israeli naval forces in international waters more than 150km off the coast of Gaza.
Twenty international activists are reported to have been killed and 50 others injured in the incident.