Ossur Skarphedinsson, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, and his entourage
had their trip to Gaza interrupted yesterday
when Israeli soldiers obstructed the path of their cars with large rocks.
The Icelandic FM’s visit to Palestine has now drawn to a close with one of the biggest headlines being Skarphedinsson’s declaration
that Iceland would support any UN resolution on Palestinian independence and UN membership.
Skarphedinsson met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and aides on Saturday.
On his way to Gaza, the Icelandic delegation took a protracted route which avoided Israel;
but the minister claims Israeli soldiers in the militarised zone were rude and un-cooperative.