AMMAN — The Muslim Brotherhood movement on Tuesday condemned the government’s decision to appoint a Jordanian ambassador to Israel, saying that the decision, which was made in implementation of the Wadi Araba Peace Treaty, “provokes” the feelings of all Jordanians.

In a statement, a copy of which was received by The Jordan Times, the movement also rejected “normalisation”, especially during the current difficult circumstances in the occupied territories caused by Israel’s attempts to Judaise Jerusalem.

The Islamists also commended the Obeidat tribe for standing against naming one of its members, Walid Obeidat, as the new envoy.

The tribe issued a statement on Tuesday denouncing the government’s decision to name one of its members as the ambassador in Tel Aviv, stressing that anyone who would accept such a post is “crossing all red lines”.

The tribe “disowned” Obeidat.