Jordan’s prime minister said that “all options” were being considered in response to Israel’s escalating invasion of the Gaza Strip. “The brutal Israeli attack makes no distinction between civilian and military targets,” he said. Authorities in Amman are increasingly concerned that the bombing of the Gaza Strip will lead to the displacement of the Palestinian population.
Prime Minister Jordan Bisher Al Khasawneh warned on Monday that “all options are being considered to deal with Israeli aggression on Gaza and its consequences.” He also assessed that the actions Israel they are not self-defense. “The brutal Israeli attack makes no distinction between civilian and military targets,” he said.
Last week, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that any attempt to resettle Gaza residents to Jordan would be considered as Israel crossing a “red line.” “We will oppose any attempt to expel Palestinians as part of Israel’s attempts to change geography and demography,” he said.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, like other Arab states in the region, expressed concerns that the Israeli army’s appeals to the inhabitants of Gaza to evacuate south could lead to the displacement of the Palestinian population from the Gaza Strip, where fighting is taking place between the army and the terrorist organization Hamas.
At the beginning of November, Jordan – in protest against the war in the Gaza Strip – recalled its ambassador to Israel. This country signed a peace agreement with Israel in 1994 and established diplomatic relations with it as the second Arab state, after Egypt.
The Hamas strike on October 7 from the Gaza Strip resulted in the highest number of Israeli deaths since 1973, when the Jewish state went to war with the Syrian-Egyptian coalition. As a result of the conflict, approximately 1,400 Israeli citizens and over 10,000 residents of the Gaza Strip have died.
Israel has denied targeting civilian targets in densely populated areas. However, he said that Hamas uses civilians as human shields, digs tunnels under hospitals and uses ambulances to transport fighters.
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