"In my opinion - we have no choice but to expel the Palestinians."
One measly little bomb goes off and the cops find a weapons cache and suddenly it's NIMBY for the Jihad Diplomatic Corps in the Czech Republic.
Czech officials in the Suchdol district of Prague, where the Palestinian embassy stands, has requested the embassy move to another location on Friday, AFP reported. Officials say they feel betrayed by the findings inside the embassy following the death of the Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal on Jan 1 in his home in Prague.
"We asked the Czech foreign ministry for the embassy to be moved out of our district," Petr Hejl, senior councilor of Prague's Suchdol district told AFP.
"The district feels betrayed by the behavior of diplomats who kept weapons and explosives at the embassy, violating Czech and international law," he added.
"We understand the fears of Suchdol residents," Czech foreign ministry spokeswoman Johana Gohova told AFP Friday. The ministry would "look into it," she added.
What did they think they were getting when a terrorist embassy moved into the neighborhood? Fatah is a terrorist organization. Its diplomats are terrorists with titles.
If terrorists set up shop in your backward, they will blow it up sooner or later. Just ask the Israelis. Meanwhile the former Czech Republic Chief of Staff is speculating that there may have been arms smuggling going on.
Palestinians may have used the Czech Republic for weapons transit, former Czech chief-of-staff Jiri Sedivy has told server Aktualne.cz, reacting to the unregistered weapons the police uncovered at Palestine´s embassy in Prague where a safe explosion killed the ambassador on Wednesday.
The safe exploded in the brand-new building that is to become the embassy´s new seat.
"Maybe the affair in question involves a well organised weapons and explosives distribution network, including the weapons´ further recipients," said Sedivy, who now heads the security studies section at Prague´s CEVRO Institut university.
According to available information, 70 firearms, unregistered by Czech authorities, have been found in the future embassy building in Prague 6-Suchdol.
The Palestinians have not explained the weapons´ presence in the building.
"I´m horrified. This is not only a blatant violation of diplomatic norms and habits but also of security rules related to keeping such an arsenal, that also implies the tragic death of ambassador Jamal al Jamal," said Sedivy.
He said he is afraid that apart from Prague, similar arms arsenals may also be secretly kept at other Palestinian embassies in Europe and overseas.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Czech anti-terrorism official pointed out the possibility that the Palestinian embassy in Prague served as a transit point to freely ship firearms to any of the 26 Schengen Area countries (European countries that do not have passport or immigration controls.)
A further article in Aktualne has a columnist asking other military experts and diplomats if they agree with General Sedivy, and most of them agreed, although some preferred to remain anonymous.
The former head of Czech foreign intelligence service Karel Randák said bluntly: "What did you expect?! Sure General Sedivy is right. This is without a doubt! I'm bot surprised at all."
"If this scandal of a collection of weapons and explosives cannot be plausibly explained by the Palestinians, the Czech authorities should terminate that mission without pardon. Diplomats who violate every conceivable principle have no business being in the Czech Republic," he said. "But I can not think how they can explain this. It's Inexplicable and indefensible, so that - at least in my opinion - we have no choice but to expel the Palestinians."
Now they know how Israel feels.