Jordan has summoned the Israeli ambassador over the regime’s new threat to force out tens of thousands of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank.
Israel ambassador Dani Nevo was summoned to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday and given a "strongly-worded protest" over a military order that classes Palestinians living in the West Bank without the proper document as "infiltrators," the official Petra news agency reported.
The decree stipulates the expulsion of over 70,000 Palestinians, mostly Gazans, from the West Bank.
"The note underlined Jordan’s strong denunciation of the Israeli decision … and the need to immediately stop its application, as well as the reaffirmation of the right of the Palestinian people to live in and move about freely on their national territory," Petra said.
The message called the order "null and void because it runs counter to Israel’s commitments under international law as an occupation power."
Amman also urged the international community to act to "halt such unilateral measures," which would block peace efforts and raise tensions in the Middle East.