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Palestine recalls Ambassador to Pak over appearance with Hafiz Saeed

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India was told Palestine would not “engage with those who commit acts of terror against India”.

Palestine recalled its ambassador to Pakistan who had shared the stage Jamat-ud-Dawah Chief Hafiz Saeed after India told Palestinian authorities that its ambassador’s association with the designated terrorist was “unacceptable”.

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.

“They have said they will deal with this matter appropriately,” a foreign ministry statement on Saturday said.

The decision to recall Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan, Walid Abu Ali, came soon after.

The envoy’s presence at Hafiz Saeed’s rally came just days after India, in sync with Palestinian sentiments, voted in the United Nations General Assembly to oppose the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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