Jordan Recalls Ambassador from Israel in Protest over Gaza War

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (Photo: Jordanian FM, Via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Jordan announced that it had recalled its ambassador from Israel in protest at the Israeli war on Gaza.

Jordan announced on Wednesday that it had recalled its ambassador from Israel and told the Israeli ambassador to stay away in protest at the Israeli war on Gaza, saying that the attacks killed innocent civilians and caused a humanitarian catastrophe.

Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, said in a statement that the Israeli ambassador’s return hinges upon ceasing the war on Gaza and halting the humanitarian crisis.

Safadi added that Jordan remains committed to working for an end to the war on Gaza, facilitating the provision of humanitarian aid, protecting civilians, and shielding the region from any further catastrophic fallout.

The Jordan minister also highlighted the urgency of reaching a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution, stressing that this is the sole path to ensure security and peace for all nations and peoples in the region.

The last time Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel was in 2019.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 8,796 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,648 children and 2,290 women, and wounded more than 23,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington.


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