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Jordan King: ‘No to resettlement of Palestinians’

March 28, 2019 at 11:27 am

Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Baghdad on 14 January, 2019 [ABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty]

Jordanian King Abdullah II said yesterday that “Jerusalem and the future of Palestine are redlines for Jordan” which rejects the idea of finding an alternative homeland for Palestinians, Safa news agency reported.

During a meeting with the Jordanian Head of Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Mahmoud Freihat and senior security chiefs, the king said he cancelled a planned visit to Romania after it recognised Jerusalem capital of Israel.

“As I said in Zarqa and as I have continued to say over perhaps the past 15 years, Jerusalem and the future of Palestine is a red line for Jordan,” he was reported by the Jordanian news agency Petra as saying. “I do not know what more I can say to make it clear.”

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He added: “This is a red line. No on Jerusalem; no to an alternative homeland, no to resettlement [for Palestinians in Jordan].”

“Do we not have a voice? We are the brave Arab army. We have a history in Jerusalem and in Palestine. We have a voice and a position.”