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Jordan Bar Association urges abolishing peace treaty with Israel

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AMMAN — Jordan must revoke the peace treaty and subsequent agreements with Israel and expel the Israeli ambassador from the Kingdom, the president of the Jordan Bar Association said Mazen Irshaidat, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Irshaidat said the call for moves were an appropriate response to a statement by the Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Last week, Bennett said there will be no “foreign interference” in the fate of the “Temple Mount”, as Al-Haram Al-Sharif is known to Jews, and asserted that decisions on occupied Jerusalem will be made solely by Israel.

The statement was seen as a breach by Israel of its commitments, including the peace treaty it signed with Jordan in 1994. The accord envisaged a “special” Jordanian role in caring for Muslim and Christian holy shrines in Jerusalem.

Traditionally, the Kingdom has been a custodian of the shrines in the city, which Israel captured from Jordan in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Irshaidat told Jo24 that Israel views Jordan as an “alternative temporary country” and considers the Jordan’s custodianship role as limited to furnishment, maintenance, and appointment of guards in the holy shrines in Jerusalem.

“The situation is unbearable and the Jordanian government must take action,” he insisted.

He explained that the Jordanian response must be with deeds, not words. “The government must take serious and strict decisions and not respond with statements.”

Irshaidat also said the Israel must know that Jordan is able to “take decisions and impose a new status quo”.


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