Palestinian Foreign Ministry fails to explain why weapons were not registered

10-01-2014

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has sent the Czech Foreign Ministry a diplomatic note in which it says that the twelve weapons found by police on the embassy’s premises had never been used and had merely been in storage on embassy grounds since the 1980s. The note does not say why they were never registered with the Czech authorities. Czech Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Johana Grohova says the ministry does not find the explanation satisfactory and that by failing to register the weapons the embassy violated Czech law.