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Daughter: Safe bomb killing Palestinian ambassador ‘not an accident’


Contrary to the Czech police report, the daughter of a Palestinian envoy killed in a bomb blast Wednesday speaks out, saying her father’s death ‘was not an accident’.




A blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic this week “was not an accident,” despite an official theory to the contrary, the envoy’s daughter said Saturday.

The diplomat's apartment in Prague (Photo: idnes.cz)

The diplomat’s apartment in Prague – Photo: idnes.cz

“What is certain is that it was not an accident,” Rana al-Jamal, who lives in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, told the Czech newspaper Dnes in an interview.

Her father, Jamal al-Jamal, the 56-year-old ambassador to Prague since October, was fatally wounded on New Year’s day by an explosion in the Palestinian diplomatic mission’s premises. Continue Reading »

Czech Police found weapons cache at Palestinian mission in Prague

After the Palestinian ambassador was killed opening an old safe containing explosives, Czech Police confirmed weapons also found.

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Czech police found weapons at the Palestinian mission in Prague, a police spokeswoman said Thursday, a day after safe exploded there, killing ambassador Jamal al-Jamal.

Explosion at home of Palestinian ambassador in Czech Republic

Firefighters search the area after the explosion, Prague January 1, 2014 – Photo: Reuters

“Yes I can confirm that,” spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova told Reuters when asked about a report on the discovery of weapons. She gave no details about the type or quantity of weapons found.

On Wednesday, the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died in a blast that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been left untouched for more than 20 years, officials said. Continue Reading »

Palestinian ambassador to Czech Rep. dies from blast injuries after opening old case


Ambassador Jamal al-Jamal dies from injuries in bomb blast at suburb home in Prague.

Police say no other injuries reported & confirmed unidentified explosive was detonated inside diplomat’s residence.




PRAGUE – The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic has died after sustaining injuries in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday, a police spokeswoman said.

firefighters – Photo: Reuters

The blast occurred before midday and Ambassador Jamal al-Jamal’s family was also at the two-story residence in a northern suburb of the Czech capital. But no one else was hurt.

“There has been a detonation of a so-far unidentified explosive mixture,” spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova said.

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After 22 years of restoration, Czech village synagogue opens

More than 100 people were at the village of Ckyne to attend the ceremony rededicating the rare shul after its 22-year restoration process.




The synagogue in the southern Czech Republic village of Ckyne has been rededicated after a restoration process that took more than 22 years.

Former synagogue in the municipality of Ckyne, Prachatice District, Czech Republic, under reconstruc

Former synagogue in the municipality of Ckyne, Prachatice District, Czech Republic, under reconstruction in 2011. – Photo: Wikipedia Commons

More than 100 people attended the ceremony Saturday that included a religious service led by the cantor of the synagogue in the nearby Czech city of Liberec.

A Torah scroll found in the synagogue’s attic during the restoration was used in the service. Continue Reading »

Jewish cemetery outside of Prague vandalized

Czech police say unidentified vandals desecrated 26 headstones in a Jewish cemetery south of Prague.

Czech police say unknown vandals knocked over 26 tombstones in a Jewish cemetery south of Prague.

A Jewish gravestone is desecrated with Nazi symbols

A Jewish gravestone is desecrated with Nazi symbols at a cemetery in Dortmund, Germany, Monday, Jan. 10, 2005. – Photo by AP

Police spokesman Miroslav Doubek says the tombstones were likely overturned in the last two months. The cemetery, which is no longer used for burials, is located in the woods near the village of Prudice, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Prague. Continue Reading »