Jordan summons Israel’s ambassador to protest decision to expel W. Bankers

Jordan summons Israel’s ambassador to protest decision to expel W. Bankers


In a strongly-worded memo  to the Israeli ambassador, the Jordanian ministry asserted the need for backtracking on this decision immediately and stopping all unilateral actions.

The memo highlighted that the Palestinians have the right to move freely and reside in any place on their national soil.

It said that the military order represents a stark violation of all international and humanitarian laws, agreements and norms and violates Israel’s commitments as an occupation force in the Palestinian lands.

Jordan earlier warned that this military rule would block any effort for peace and increase tension and instability in the region, and would also create situations that threaten international peace and security.

For its part, the Jordanian senate council considered this Israeli military order a blatant practical confirmation of Israel’s true aggressive and expansionist intentions and said it refutes Israel’s alleged keenness on peace.

In another context, Jordanian minister of religious affairs Abdulsalam Al-Abbadi said that his ministry announced bids for a project worth more than $2,000,000 intended for rehabilitating Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

The project, funded by King Abdullah Ibn Al Hussein, is aimed at providing the Mosque with electric generators and interior lighting network, buying lead panels, renovating interior decoration and establishing a fire extinguishing system, according to Petra, Jordan’s official news agency.

Abbadi told Petra that his ministry will invite another tender for providing Al-Marwani Mosque with new carpets.