Days of Palestine

Wednesday, March 22

Jordan says Israel’s annexation of Jordan Valley would blow up peace

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Days Of Palestine – Amman

Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi warned on Thursday that Israel's annexation of the Jordan Valley in the occupied Palestinian territories would blow up the foundations of the peace process and destroy the two-state solution, ending all chances of achieving peace.

Safadi told Jordanian News Agency (Petra) that the ongoing Israeli measures to expand settlements, confiscate Palestinian land, and declare plans to annex the Palestinian part of the Jordan Valley are illegal measures that violate international law and kill hope that peace can be achieved.

Safadi warned that Israel's efforts to undermine the two-state solution through its illegal measures aimed at imposing new facts on the ground, threaten to kill all chances of achieving a lasting peace.

The minister pointed out that King Abdullah II has been spearheading intensive and continuous efforts to launch an effective international movement to resolve the conflict on the basis of a two-state solution, and to confirm the centrality of the Palestinian issue.

He maintained that Jordan will continue to work with the international community and in coordination with Arab countries to achieve peace on the foundations that guarantee its viability and acceptance by the region's peoples.

The minister also warned that “the killing of hope for peace means fueling despair, undermining moderation, allowing extremism to prevail, and pushing the region towards more conflict and violence.”

Safadi also warned of the consequences of the Israeli violations against Muslim and Christian holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.

He stressed that protecting the holy sites and addressing all Israeli attempts to attack them is a sustainable action through direct engagement with the international community and in international organizations such as the United Nations and UNESCO.

Safadi further pointed out that Jordan continues to work with the international community to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and ensure that it continues to carry out its duty towards Palestinian refugees as mandated by the UN.