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King of Jordan: repeated Israeli measures and provocations led to current escalations

JORDAN, Monday, May 17, 2021 (WAFA) - Jordan's King Abdullah II stressed during a phone call with the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres that the repeated Israeli measures and provocations against the Palestinian people have led to the current escalations, and will push the region towards further tension.

The king affirmed that there is no alternative to a political solution that leads to the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution and guarantees the establishment of an independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967, borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The King pointed to his constant warnings of the dire consequences of the violations committed by Israel in Jerusalem, especially against the blessed al-Aqsa Mosque, and the attempts to unlawfully displace the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood from their homes.

He reiterated his warning against tampering with the legal and historical status quo in Jerusalem, stressing that Jordan will continue to exert all efforts to protect the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem city, based on the Hashemite guardianship over these holy sites.

The king stressed the need for the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and move effectively to stop the Israeli attacks, prevent their recurrence, stop the aggression on Gaza, and work for the advancements of the peace process.



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