Palestinian Ambassador in Prague Killed by 30 Year Old Booby-Trap on Safe.
Why did he have a safe that supposedly had not been opened for thirty years moved from an embassy building to his home? I guess we will never know the answer to that, perhaps he expected or hoped to find something of value locked up inside?
The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic was killed in an explosion when he tried to get into a safe which had been sealed for 30 years, the Palestinian foreign minister said.
The ambassador, Jamal al-Jamal, died of his injuries at the hospital after the blast in his home in the Czech capital on New Year’s morning, Czech Republic Foreign Ministry spokesman David Frous told NBC News…
…Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki told The Associated Press the safe was recently moved from an old embassy building and had not been opened in 30 years…
…Reuters, quoting a Czech government source, said the explosion was probably caused by a security device on the safe.
Some safes are fitted with mechanisms to destroy secret documents in the event they are tampered with.
This story seems to definitely fit into the “Hoist by one’s own petard” category, or maybe I should say the petard of one of his predecessors?