AMMAN/DOHA/CAIRO, Wednesday, March 8, 2023 (WAFA) – Jordan, Qatar and Egypt strongly condemned in separate statements Israel’s assault on the northern West Bank city of Jenin and the killing of six Palestinians.
Jordan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Israel should immediately stop the military escalation against the Palestinian people, warning that the escalation will lead to further deterioration in the situation and more violence, as well as undermine efforts to achieve calm, calling for an end to the “illegitimate and illegal Israeli measures, and to seriously engage in effective negotiations to achieve a just and comprehensive peace that ends the occupation and achieve an independent Palestinian state with occupied East Jerusalem as its capital on the June 4, 1967 lines.”
Qatari Foreign Ministry considered the assault as “a blatant violation of international legitimacy resolutions,” warning of an explosion in the Palestinian territories while urging the international community “to take urgent action to stop the Israeli aggression, provide protection for the brotherly Palestinian people and hold Israel accountable for its horrific crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.”
In a statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed, "its total rejection of the policy of repeated Israeli incursions and the resulting civilian casualties among the Palestinian people, which is accompanied by the destruction of property, the demolition of homes and the loss of lives, in clear violation of the rules of international law."
This heralds a serious deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and threatens to destabilize the region, it said.
Egypt appealed to all international actors, led by the United States, the European Union, and members of the Security Council, “to assume their responsibilities to put an end to the ongoing unilateral and escalatory measures, and to create conditions to enable the efforts to bring calm and a peaceful settlement to bear fruit away from the existing destructive cycle of violence.”