“If Israel continues its unjust offensive and continuously refuses to lift the blockade on the brotherly people of Palestine and the Gaza Strip, the House will call on the government to reconsider Jordanian-Israeli ties. This includes recalling Jordanâ€™s ambassador to Israel and requesting Israelâ€™s ambassador in Amman to leave the Kingdom” – Official statement issued and voted on by 88 deputies in the Jordanian Parliament, which was later described by House Speaker Abdul Hadi Majali as a “realistic” statement. [source]
You’ve got to be kidding me. This is just incredibly sickening.
Also, 22 MPs signed a memorandum requesting the government to annul the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, while MP Khalil Atiyyeh burned the Israeli flag inside the Parliament building.
Meanwhile, other than official condemnations, the Jordanian government has done pretty much nothing other than sending humanitarian and medical aid. They seem to be the only ones able to do this and all the international relief organizations are going through them. This may be the only “benefit” of having a peace treaty with Israel, and even that word is seriously relative if not annulled in times like these.
On Wednesday, Arab leaders will get together to exchange even more futile words.
In the meantime, the Arab people are on the street yelling at the top of their lungs as 300 people have just been slaughtered in the span of two days…