PM says Israeli annexation scheme of Palestinian territory “real threat to peace”

Amman, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Wednesday said the Israeli prime minister’s announcement to annex the Palestinian territory of the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea is a real threat to peace and risks inflaming the conflict in the Middle East.

Speaking at a Cabinet meeting, Razzaz voiced Jordan’s rejection of the Israeli plan to annex and place Palestinian territory in the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea under Israeli sovereignty, and demanded the international community to reject “this flagrant violation of international law and international legitimacy resolutions.”

Razzaz warned of using fateful issues to serve electoral propaganda, pointing out that such practices would have serious consequences for the future of peace, security and stability of the region.

The Cabinet listened to a briefing by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on the developments in the Palestinian territories.

Safadi affirmed Jordan’s rejection of all unilateral Israeli measures and practices that run contrary to international legitimacy resolutions, stressing that the only way for peace process is the two-state solution, Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on pre-June 4, 1967 lines.

Source: Jordan News Agency