Jordan condemns Israeli minister’s calls to destroy Palestinian village

(Photo: Twitter)
A scene from the Huwara rampage last Sunday. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — Jordan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned an Israeli minister's "inflammatory" statements that called for destroying the Palestinian village of Hawara in Nablus, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Ministry spokesperson Sinan Majali said the calls for violence "portend serious consequences and represent a violation of international humanitarian law".

According to Majali, Jordan is calling for an end to campaigns targeting Palestinians, as halting unilateral actions that undermine the two-state solution and provocative measures that push towards tension and violence is a "necessity" to end corrosion and de-escalate.

Jordan will continue to make every effort to stop the deterioration of the situation and arrive at a political outlook that activates the peace process and achieves progress in resolving the conflict based on the two-state solution, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the June 4, 1967 lines.

Settler rampage in HuwaraLast Sunday, scores of Israeli settlers torched Palestinian houses and cars and attacked Palestinians in Huwara in the northern West Bank after two settlers were killed by a Palestinian gunman. 

According to medics, one Palestinian was killed and nearly 100 other were wounded in what appears to be the worst burst of Israeli settler violence in decades.

The rampage occurred shortly after the Jordanian government, which hosted talks last Sunday in the Red Sea city of Aqaba, said the two sides had agreed to take steps to de-escalate tensions and would meet again next month ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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