Jordan’s King Abdullah Says Creation of Palestine Is ‘Only Solution For Peace’ For Israel
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Washington DC: Jordan’s King Abdullah has called for the creation of Palestine. During his meeting with US President Joe Biden, the Jordanian King called a Palestinian state the “only solution” for peace for Israel and Palestine and the Middle East.
King Abdullah, who is on a visit to the US, condemned the October 7 Hamas attacks and its aftermath cannot be repeated.
“All attacks against innocent civilians, women and children, including those of October 7, cannot be accepted by any Muslim,” stated King Abdullah, alongside US President Joe Biden.
“As I have previously stressed, we must make sure the horrors of the past few months since October 7, are never repeated, nor accepted by any human being,” he added.
Calling for the creation of Palestine, the Jordanian King stated – “We must together, along with Arab partners and the international community, step up efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza and immediately start working to create a political horizon that leads to a just and comprehensive peace” on the pre-1967 lines.
The King added that this would be the only solution to ” peace and security of Palestinians, Israelis and for the region”.
Along with Jordan, Saudi Arabia has also called for the creation of a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Saudi Arabia had issued a stern warning to Israel which called for a halt to its ongoing military operations in Gaza. The kingdom further added that it would not establish any diplomatic ties with Israel unless a Palestinian state is created on the pre-1967 borders.
During his meeting with Joe Bide, the Jordanian King also criticised an increase in the settler violence in West Bank and East Jerusalem.
“Continued escalations by extremist settlers in the West Bank and Jerusalem’s holy sites and the expansion of illegal settlements will unleash chaos on the entire region,” stated King Abdullah, adding that Muslims and Christians have not been allowed to enter AL Aqsa Mosque and other places of worships due to the violence.
The Jordanian King also called for an increase in funds to the UNRWA, whose work is “helping the people of Gaza through this humanitarian catastrophe.” These remarks were made alongside President Biden, who has stopped all funding to the UNRWA from the United States following Israel’s allegations against the UN agency.