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Muslim Brotherhood backs Jordan king’s stance on Jerusalem

April 10, 2019 at 11:03 am

Jordan’s King Abdullah II delivers a speech to the parliament in Amman, Jordan on 14 October 2018 [KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images]

The Muslim Brotherhood group yesterday said it was “fully” supporting Jordan King Abdullah II’s recent statements which slammed the “Israeli escalations in occupied Jerusalem”.

In an official letter, the group explained that it rejected the US’ new peace plan which has been dubbed the “deal of the century” and what it described as “the continued illegally Israeli annexing of Palestinian lands.”

“The group [Brotherhood] is aware of the dangers Jordan faces, which require the strengthening of the internal national front,” the letter read.

“With the Jordanian people’s integrity, faith and loyalty, the group is certain that Jordan will be able to overcome the current crises firmly and triumphantly,” it added.

On 22 March, King Abdullah reaffirmed his country’s stance regarding Jerusalem, saying that the holy city was a “red line” for him and for the Jordanian people.

“I am not going to change my position regarding Jerusalem, the Jordanians’ position regarding Jerusalem is clear and we in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have a historic duty towards Jerusalem and the holy sites there. Jerusalem is a red line, and my people stand with me,” he said.

He also noted that he had been pressured by Israel to change his position regarding Jerusalem and to accept the US administration’s recognition of the city as the undivided capital of Israel.

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