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MPs say no compromise on Jerusalem, Palestinian rights

By JT - Nov 20,2023 - Last updated at Nov 20,2023

AMMAN — MPs on Monday said that Jerusalem, the Arab identity of Palestine, the rights of the Palestinian people, mainly their right of an independent state of their own, are "red lines that cannot be compromised". 

During a meeting on Monday, chaired by chamber's speaker Ahmad Safadi and attended by multiple ministers, heads of the Lower House's blocs and Palestine Committee reiterated rejection of any forced displacement of Palestinians, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

They also condemned the "brutal Israeli attack on Gaza and the international community's silence and inaction" on the atrocities against unarmed civilians in the besieged strip. 

The lawmakers also welcomed the government's decision not to sign the water-for-energy agreement with Israel in light of the occupation's "barbaric aggression on the Gaza Strip for 44 days".

Safadi called on the chamber's Legal Committee to expedite procedures to file an official complaint against Israeli "war criminals" at the International Criminal Court.

The speaker added that the committee is currently examining all Jordanian-Israeli agreements.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Kreishan said that the government was considering all options to address the Israeli violations in Gaza and would take into consideration the recommendations of the Legal Committee.

Amid Israeli aggression on Gaza, the Lower House has tasked its Legal Committee with examining all deals Jordan had signed with Israel and make recommendations to the government for any necessary action. 


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