Foreign Minister hits back at Palestinian criticism
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout has rejected Palestinian claims that a visit by the Czech ambassador to Israel to a Jewish settlement on the West Bank damaged the peace process. Palestinian Liberation Organisation executive committee member Saeb Erekat wrote to the EU’s top diplomat, Baroness Catherine Ashton, complaining of the visit by ambassador Tomáš Pojar. Kohout said it would have been more appropriate for the PLO to take up the matter in Prague rather than Brussels. Tensions have mounted with Palestinian representatives since the safe explosion which killed their Czech ambassador.