Sat 02 Dec 2023 4:31 pm - Jerusalem Time
The King of Jordan reiterates his refusal to displace the Palestinians and separate the West Bank from Gaza
Jordanian King Abdullah II renewed, on Saturday, his country's rejection of attempts to displace Palestinians from the Gaza Strip and separate the Strip from the West Bank.
King Abdullah stressed the need to stop settler “attacks” in the West Bank.
This came during his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, according to a statement from the Royal Court, a copy of which Anatolia received.
The Jordanian statement stated that the two sides stressed "the necessity of working to reach a permanent ceasefire, increasing and sustaining humanitarian aid to the Strip, and delivering it intensively and quickly."
The two sides considered that "the two-state solution is the only way to achieve peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis."
King Abdullah stated that "the two-state solution is the basis of peace in the region and part of its regional security, and the continuation of this war and its dire repercussions cannot be accepted."
He stressed the need to "protect civilians and adhere to international laws in this regard."
During his meeting Thursday with Western officials on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Jordanian king warned of the "catastrophic consequences" of the resumption of the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.
On Friday morning, a temporary truce between the Palestinian resistance factions and Israel ended, concluded with Qatari-Egyptian mediation and lasted for 7 days, during which prisoners were exchanged and humanitarian aid was brought into the Strip, which is inhabited by about 2.3 million Palestinians.
On October 7, Israel launched a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, leaving massive infrastructure destruction and tens of thousands of civilian casualties, most of them children and women, in addition to an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, according to official Palestinian and UN sources.