PRAGUE/GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinian envoy to Prague was 'deliberately killed', his daughter alleged on Thursday, a day after he died in a mysterious explosion after opening a safe in his residence.There's a chance he might've been preparing for jihad in the Czech country, or storing the weapons for other minions to use. However, I'm skeptical the Czech government will follow through with their demand for explanations from these awful pseudo-diplomats.
Czech police said the blast that killed ambassador Jamal al-Jamal might have been caused by mishandling an explosive securing the safe. They said they were not treating it as an attack or a terrorist incident.
In a further twist, investigators found unlicensed weapons at the Palestinian diplomatic mission, and the Czech foreign ministry said it would demand an explanation.
Jamal suffered lethal injuries to his head, chest and abdomen in the explosion on New Year's Day. His daughter Rana al-Jamal, 30, told Reuters: "We believe my father was killed and that his death was something arranged and not an accident. How? We do not know and that is what we want to know."
Jamal had been in Prague only since October but had previously served at the mission for two decades from the mid-1980s, the daughter said. He had used the safe during that period and it remained in Prague when he left, she added by telephone from Ramallah in the West Bank.
The Palestinian mission is in the process of moving into a new embassy and residence, which share the same compound. Jamal was killed at the new residence.
"The safe was emptied and moved to the house. My father had been putting documents inside it and it was open," Rana al-Jamal said. "The explosion took place while he used it."
She said her mother, who was there at the time, had told her the safe had not been badly damaged.
Nabil el-Fahel, a spokesman for the Palestinian mission, said the safe was being used on a daily basis to store cash.
"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Friday, January 03, 2014
PLO ENVOY IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA KEPT UNLICENSED WEAPONS
A PLO envoy working in Czechoslovakia (naturally, they should be throughly ashamed of themselves for allowing this), was killed in an explosion recently. Now, the authorities have found a cache of weapons stored in his residence (Hat tip: Jihad Watch):
Posted by Avi Green at 8:27 AM