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Swedish PM: Stabbing attacks in Israel not terrorism

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven further strained his country's relationship with Israel Monday, saying he does not consider stabbing attacks in Israel to constitute terrorism.

"No, it is not classified as [terrorism]," Lofven said in an interview to the Swedish news agency TT. "There is an international classification regarding what constitutes or does not constitute [terror]. As far as I know, the [knife attacks in Israel] are not defined as terror."

Later in the day, Lofven contacted TT again to clarify his message, fearing what he called a "misunderstanding."

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