Jordan’s King Abdullah II reaffirmed on Wednesday, 12 April 2023 during his visit to Tokyo the need for calm and de-escalation in the Palestinian lands and for intensifying efforts to resolve the crises and challenges.
The Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported that King Abdullah had met separately with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada.
Jordan’s King stressed the need for “calm and de-escalation in the Palestinian territories” and for halting any unilateral measures that could lead to instability and undermine peace prospects.
It also touched on regional and international developments and efforts to reach political solutions to crises and challenges in the region.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the most right-wing and religious government Israel has had since its establishment, with Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich — two far-right politicians known for racist and Jewish supremacist rhetoric — serving as senior ministers.
Netanyahu’s fanatics ministers including Ben-Gvir and Smotrich adopt racist measures against the Palestinian people. These measures included filed executions, home demolitions, and suppressive measures against Palestinain detainees.
Consequently, Palestinian territories saw the highest number of Israeli occupation violations since the second intifada.
According to Palestinian figures, Israeli forces and settlers killed more Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in 2023 than in any single calendar year since the Second Intifada.
100 Palestinian people were killed in Israeli attacks across the occupied Palestinian lands, including at least 17 children.