Former Israeli PM criticizes Jordan’s water agreement cancellation

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs a weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime minister's office in Jerusalem, on June 19, 2022.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. (File photo: Jordan News)
TEL AVIV – Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett criticized Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi's announcement about the cancellation of the Kingdom's signature on the energy-for-water exchange agreement with the occupation. Bennett remarked, "If Jordan's leaders want their people to thirst, that is their right." He conveyed through X, formerly known as Twitter, that the occupation "has enough energy sources to generate electricity," claiming, "Jordan does not have enough water for its people."اضافة اعلان

Bennett asserted that the occupation, acting as good neighbors, took the initiative to desalinate seawater and channel fresh water to the Jordan River, enabling Jordan to pump more water and irrigate its population. "We did this to help our water-thirsty neighbors," he added, Jo24 reported.

On Thursday evening, Safadi declared that he would not sign the "electricity-for-water" agreement with the occupation state. He emphasized that no Jordanian minister could sit next to the Israeli minister to sign such an agreement while the occupation continued to kill the people of Gaza.

Safadi underscored that the occupation is pushing the entire region into chaos, stating that this war cannot continue.

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