Coalition condemns Kingdom’s denouncement of Jerusalem shooting

Jordan position ‘unacceptable’, not in keeping with int’l law — MP

Foreign Affairs
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AMMAN — On Saturday, the Coalition of Nationalist and Leftist Parties criticized the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, which condemned a shooting that took place in occupied Jerusalem on Friday when a 21-year-old Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem opened fire outside a synagogue, killing eight settlers, Jo24 reported.اضافة اعلان

In a press statement, the coalition stated that the ministry’s stance “contradicts Jordanian national interest and the popular position rejecting all agreements and all forms of normalization with the occupation.”

On Saturday, the ministry had issued a statement stressing the need to take "urgent and effective" steps to halt the "dangerous and condemnable" state of escalation, which has claimed the lives of Palestinian and Israeli civilians and “threatens to evolve into a cycle of violence, for which all will pay the price”, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

“Jordan condemns the attack that targeted civilians in a synagogue in East Jerusalem, as well as all acts of violence on civilians in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the ministry’s official spokesperson Sinan Majali had said in the ministry statement.

‘Denying the right to resist the occupier’The coalition “strongly condemned” the positions of all Arab countries that denounced the shooting, accusing them of “abandoning” support for “the right of the Palestinian people to resist the continuous bloody Zionist attacks on their cities, villages, camps, and even their detainees in the occupation prisons”.

Meanwhile, MP Adnan Mashuqa also denounced the stance of the Foreign Ministry, disowning the ministry’s statement and stressing that the official position “does not represent (his views)”.

“From a legal point of view, any condemnation of the Jerusalem operation means denying the rights endorsed by divine laws and international covenants — the right to resist the occupier and liberate the homelands,” Mashuqa said in a press statement to Jo24.

"This position is unacceptable and cannot be issued by a body or a person who has a mind and knowledge of international legislation and conventions," Mashuqa said.

The MP called on the countries that condemned the Jerusalem shooting to apologize to the Palestinian people and to take the initiative to support the Palestinian resistance to the occupation, in implementation of the international covenants that they have ratified.

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