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Erekat hits out at Czech President's call to move embassy to occupied Jerusalem
Erekat hits out at Czech President's call to move embassy to occupied Jerusalem
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Gaza, ALRAY - A Palestinian leader has hit out a suggestion by the Czech president, Miloš Zeman, that the Czech embassy in pre-1948 Palestine should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

A Czech radio reported Friday that chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said "the proposal interfered with the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians and wrecked efforts to reach an agreement.

Mr. Erekat called for the Arab League and other organisations to convene a special session to discuss the matter.

Mr. Zeman put the idea forward at a festival of Israeli culture in the Czech city of Hradec Králové on Monday, according to the radio report.

No countries have embassies in occupied Jerusalem as the status of the city is a key issue in the conflict has yet to be defined.

The source added that President Zeman, who is known for his support of Israel, is to begin a state visit to (Israel) on Sunday.

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