Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Blast kills Palestinian diplomat in Prague

The latest blast in Czech republic has killed the Palestinian ambassador Jamel al-Jamel , Wednesday 1st January 2014, reports says the blast  occurred when he opened an office safe that had been sealed for at least 30 years

Ambassador Jamel al-Jamal, 56, was at home with his family at the time of the explosion, according to Palestinian Embassy spokesman Nabil El-Fahel. Al-Jamal was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital where he died, according to police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova.

 Prague rescue service spokeswoman Jirina Ernestova said al-Jamal was placed in a medically induced coma when he first arrived at Prague Military Hospital. Dr. Daniel Langer, who works there, told public television that al-Jamal had suffered serious abdominal injuries.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said no foul play was suspected, noting that the safe hadn’t been opened in at least 30 years. It was recently moved from an old embassy building.


“The ambassador decided to open it. After he opened it, apparently something happened inside (the safe) and went off,” Malki told The Associated Press. The ambassador’s apartment is in Prague’s Suchdol neighborhood. It’s part of a new complex that includes a new Palestinian Embassy and the ambassador’s residence