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King Abdullah II
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Jordan says will 'reevaluate' relations with Israel

Amman said to be infuriated by Gaza offensive, as Jordanian MPs demand diplomatic relations be severed. Israeli ambassador expelled

Jordanian Prime Minister Nader Dahabi said Sunday that Amman reserves the right to reexamine its relations with Jerusalem in light of the recent developments in Gaza.


"The Jordanian government reserves the right to reevaluate its ties with any element, let alone Israel, in accordance with the need to maintain our national interests," he told the parliament.


Twenty-one of Jordan's parliamentarians sent their chairman a letter demanding Jordan sever all ties with Israel without delay and expel the Israeli ambassador to Amman, in view of the "Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip."


A palace statement said that King Abdulla II of Jordan will be willing to make every effort to bring the Israeli offensive in Gaza to its end.


The king further called on the UN Security Council to order a ceasefire in Gaza, and to order Israel to immediately open all of the crossings as "stop the humanitarian crisis it has brought upon the Strip."


The Security Council was unable to reach a decision on Gaza, after the US thwarted Libya's attempt to have the council order an armistice.


The UN Security Council is scheduled to discuss the matter again on Tuesday.


פרסום ראשון: 01.04.09, 23:24
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