Jordan is reviewing its economic and political ties with Israel and is even considering suspending further steps to implement the peace deal if the bloodshed in Gaza worsens, diplomatic sources said.
THE Jordan is “leaving everything open” in its response to what it says is Israel’s failure to distinguish between military and civilian targets in its intensified bombing and ground operations in the Gaza Strip.
The Prime Minister of Jordan Bisher al Hassouna he did not specify what steps his country might take, days after it recalled its ambassador from Israel in protest at Israeli operations in Gaza following the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israeli soil.
Jordan also announced last week that its ambassador Israelwho fled Amman shortly after the Hamas attack, will not be allowed to return to the country and resume his duties, effectively declaring him a “person undesirable.”
“All options are on the table in terms of our response to Israel’s attack on Gaza and its consequences,” Hassouna said. Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994.
The siege of the densely populated enclave is not self-defense, as Israel claims, Hassouna said. “The brutal Israeli attack does not discriminate between civilian and military targets and extends to safe areas and ambulances,” he stressed.
Jordan is reviewing its economic and political ties with Israel and is even considering suspending further steps to implement the peace deal if the bloodshed in Gaza worsens, diplomatic sources said. Israel’s war with Hamas has raised fears in the country that Israel will seize the opportunity to expel Palestinians en masse from the occupied West Bank, where settler attacks on Palestinian residents have increased since October 7.
Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi said any attempt to expel Palestinians in Jordan was a “red line” tantamount to a declaration of war. The Jordanian army has already reinforced its positions along the border, security sources said.
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