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Jordan calls for international pressure to stop Israel attacks on West Bank

December 19, 2018 at 11:21 am

King Abdullah II of Jordan in Tokyo on 27 November 2018 [David MAREUIL/Anadolu Agency]

Jordanian King Abdullah II yesterday called for international pressure to be placed on Israel to cease its continuous attacks on the occupied West Bank, the Anadolu Agency reported.

The King’s remark came, a royal statement said, during a meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman.

During the meetings, he stressed that the international community “must” use its power to push the Israeli occupation to deescalate its measures in the occupied West Bank “which proliferate more tension”.

He also stressed on the importance of resuming negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians based on the two-state solution.

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Meanwhile, the Jordanian monarch announced his rejection of the “unilateral” Israeli steps represented in building more settlements and confiscating Palestinian land, saying: “This is an obstacle ahead of achieving just and lasting peace based on the two-state solution.”

For his part, Abbas commended King Abdullah and the Jordanian people’s support for Palestinians and their “just cause”.

Israeli media had reported yesterday that King Abdullah had also tried to pressure Abbas to deter Palestinian resistance attacks in the occupied West Bank.

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