PA, Arab League condemn opening of Czech diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Ramallah says move is ‘violation of international law’; Arab League’s Ahmed Aboul Gheit claims mission will affect Jerusalem’s legal status

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, right, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, center left, and Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana unveil a sign during a ceremony at the new Embassy of the Czech Republic Jerusalem office in Jerusalem on March 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool)

The Palestinian Authority and the Arab League on Saturday condemned the opening of the Czech Republic’s diplomatic office in Jerusalem, calling the move “a flagrant violation of international law,” according to Reuters.

Prague opened the Jerusalem office of its embassy Thursday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

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