Talking to Klassekampen, Solhjell noted that the current
coalition government has purchased four times more defense equipments from
Israel than the Bondevik government. Solhjell also asked Defense Minister Espen
Barth Eide (Labour) to slow purchases from Israel.
“With his background from the State Department and with
great insight and knowledge of the Israeli occupation, I expect him to take
hold and provide a more restrictive practice for procurement,” says Solhjell to
Solhjell was in Israel previously, but had been denied to enter into Gaza by Israeli authorities.