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Jordan PM: Attempts to displace Palestinians a declaration of war

November 7, 2023 at 3:35 pm

Prime Minister of Jordan Bisher Al Khasawneh on December 9, 2021 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]

Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh has warned that Jordan considers attempts to displace Palestinians from besieged and bombarded Gaza Strip or the occupied West Bank a “red line” and a “declaration of war”.

He added that all options are on the table for Jordan within the framework of a gradual stance in dealing with the Israeli aggression on Gaza and its repercussions.

This came in a meeting held in the Jordanian House of Representatives with the members of the Permanent Bureau and heads of parliamentary blocs and committees, reported by Petra News Agency.

Khasawneh said: “The continuation of the sinful aggression against the Gaza Strip, with all its crimes, constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and international humanitarian law.”

“The immunity and protection that gives Israel a licence to kill Palestinian civilians must be stopped. International humanitarian law prohibits and criminalises targeting and killing civilians, without exception,” he added.

He said the Israeli aggression will not succeed in violating legitimate Palestinian rights and establishing an independent, sovereign Palestinian state on the lines of 4 June 1967, in accordance with the two-state solution, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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