Wed 01 May 2024 5:04 pm - Jerusalem Time

Jordan condemns the settlers' attack on two Jordanian aid convoys heading to Gaza

Today, Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs condemned in the strongest terms the attack by extremist Israeli settlers on two Jordanian aid convoys carrying food, flour, and other humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. One of them was heading to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing, and the second was the first that was supposed to enter Gaza via Erez crossing.

The Ministry considered the failure of the Israeli government to protect the two aid convoys and allowing them to be attacked as a gross violation of its legal obligations, as the occupying power, and of its obligations to allow aid to enter Gaza.

The Ministry's official spokesman, Ambassador Dr. Sufyan Al-Qudah, said that the extremists' attack on the two convoys and the failure of the Israeli authorities to provide protection for them undermine all the Israeli government's claims and obligations to allow aid to enter Gaza, including through the Erez crossing.

The judges held the Israeli authorities fully responsible for this crime, and called on the international community to take a clear international position condemning it and requiring Israel to fulfill its legal obligations and ensure the protection of aid convoys and the UN organizations working to receive and distribute them.

The two aid convoys were organized by the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization in cooperation with (Tkiyet Um Ali, the World Food Program (WFP), the Human Appeal organization based in Britain, the Charitable Imdad Organization based in South Africa, and the IMC Organization based in the United States). They were attacked, at dawn today, by Israeli extremists. On their way to the Erez crossing and the Kerem Shalom crossing, some of their cargo was dumped in the streets, causing material damage to the trucks.

The judges said that the two convoys subsequently continued their mission, despite the attack, out of concern to deliver aid to Gaza in light of the humanitarian catastrophe it is facing, and they reached their destinations.


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Jordan condemns the settlers' attack on two Jordanian aid convoys heading to Gaza