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Paris summons Israel envoy over intrusion at cultural ctr. in Jerusalem

PARIS, March 22 (KUNA) -- French foreign ministry said on Friday that it summoned Israel's charge d'affaires in Paris over an intrusion by Israeli forces at France's cultural center in East Jerusalem to cancel an event of a women's association.
Such actions represent a dangerous and an unacceptable violation to France's cultural network in Jerusalem, the ministry said in a statement.
The chargأ© d'affaires was called today over this matter for clarifications, it added.
The ministry stressed France's commitment and determination to preserving long-term ties with Palestinian civil society.
On Thursday, the Israeli forces broke into France's cultural center in the occupied East Jerusalem and annulled the event, which receives, as Israel said, support from the Palestinian Authority. (end) mjz.hm