Sunday 17 January 2021

Palestine summons Czech diplomat over diplomatic office in occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry summoned a Czech diplomat over the Czech Republic’s plan to open a diplomatic office in Jerusalem (Al-Quds).

Acting on PA chief Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Riyad Malki’s instructions, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Amal Jadou summoned head of the Czech Republic Representative Office to Palestine Petr Starý to seek clarifications on the Czech Foreign Ministry’s announcement on permanently stationing a diplomat from its embassy in Tel Aviv at its honorary consulate in Al-Quds.


Jadou expressed Palestine’s denunciation of this step, which, as she described, constitutes a blatant violation of international law, a breakaway from the European unified position on the legal status of Jerusalem, as well as an encroachment upon the Palestinian people’s rights and sovereignty over its territories.


She demanded the Czech Republic to reverse this serious step, that would have serious implications on regional stability and the political efforts aimed at achieving Middle East peace.


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