Deputies demand Israeli ambassador be expelled from Amman

Lower House  Parliament
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Several deputies demanded the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from Amman in response to the Israeli minister of national security, Itamar Ben Gvir, storming Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif on Tuesday, local media outlets reported Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

The deputies demanded the expulsion during a legislative session; the deputies were: Khalil Atiyeh, Raed Al-Dahrawi, Ahmed Al-Sarakah, Saleh Al-Armouti, Ahmed Aasha, Firas Al-Ajarmeh, Suleiman Al-Qallab, and Aref Al-Saaideh.

Jordan summoned the Israeli ambassador in Amman on Tuesday and handed him a letter of protest over the storming of Al-Aqsa.

During the same session, MP Muhammad Al-Dhahrawi demanded that the Israeli ambassador be faced with new measures.

MPs Adnan Mashuqa and Khaled Hassan supported the Jordanian position and the Hashemite Custodianship over Jerusalem’s holy sites while warning of the danger of Israel’s actions in Jerusalem.

Representative Muhammad Al-Shatnawi emphasized that harsh measures must be taken against Israel, stressing that Palestine is for all Arabs, Muslims, and Christians. Shatnawi also voiced support for His Majesty King Abdullah. 

Meanwhile, Lower House Speaker Ahmed Al-Safadi said that the House supports the government’s decision to summon the Israeli ambassador to protest against the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the provocative practices that stir tension in the region.

This insult and desecration of the holy land, he said, is no longer acceptable, describing the Israeli government as a "government of terror".

He added that "the Israeli occupation holds no sovereignty over the Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied Jerusalem".

"We will remain behind His Majesty King Abdullah, the guardian of the holy sites, so there is no compromise on Jerusalem, and the right of Muslims and Christians in it is eternal and historical," he added.

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