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Palestinian pain for India

Palestinian pain for India

Reports say that the presence of the Palestinian envoy at a JuD rally is a setback for India.

A day after he shared the stage with Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed at a rally in Rawalpindi, Palestine on Saturday recalled its envoy to Pakistan, Waleed Abu Wali.

India also conveyed its strong protest on the matter to Mr. Al Haija, who met with Secretary Economic Relations Vijay Gokhale at the Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday.

In a statement addressed to India, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the envoy's participation "in the presence of individuals accused of supporting terrorism" was "an unintended mistake, but not justified".

The ambassador's recall came hours after the Palestine conveyed its "deep regrets" for the envoy's decision and assured India that they are taking serious cognizance of their Ambassador's presence at this event.

"The State of Palestine affirms its stand with the Republic of India in dealing with terrorist threats, as our nations are real partners in the war against terrorism", the statement said.

On Friday, the Palestinian Ambassador to Pakistan had attended a rally by the Difa-e-Pakistan radical Islamist front led by Hafiz Saeed at Rawalpindi's Liaqat Bagh, and had been photographed with Saeed, accused of being the mastermind of the Mumbai 26/11 attacks. "They have said they will deal with this matter appropriately". India's vote was seen to be against Israel, a close friend of India as well as USA, its strategic partner.

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India and the Palestinian Authority are also discussing a possible visit to Ramallah by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February - seen by some here as a conciliatory gesture in connection with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India in January.

The ministry said the decision to recall the envoy to Pakistan immediately had been taken "under direct instructions of the President of the State of Palestine".

The rally featured several jihadi leaders, including Saifullah Khalid of the Milli Muslim League, a political party formed by Saeed, and Abdul Rehman Makki of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) The event was attended by thousands, including members of the JuD. "He (Walid Abu Ali) did not know terrorist Hafiz Saeed". In fact, when Saeed spoke, he asked people around him who he was... and then the Ambassador gave his own speech and left the stage.

Pakistan has refused extradition requests from the U.S. for Saeed and allows him to operate relatively freely.

US President Donald Trump broke with decades of US policy earlier this month by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and declaring he would move the country's embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city.

Palestinian foreign office statement on envoy Walid Abu Ali sharing dais with Hafiz Saeed.

. He will no longer be Palestine ambassador to Pakistan.


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