AMMAN —AlGhad— His Majesty King Abdullah II, in the presence of HRH Crown Prince Hussein, on Tuesday chaired an urgent meeting of the National Policies Council (NPC) on the situation in Palestine yesterday, Tuesday, following the relocation of the United States to Jerusalem and the Israeli onslaught against unarmed Palestinians in Gaza.
The King said that the Israeli violations and violence against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are absolutely condemned and rejected.
The meeting, held at the Husseiniyah Palace in Amman, reiterated Jordan’s firm stance against the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem, which, according to His Majesty, is an outright provocation of Muslims and Christians worldwide.
His Majesty pledged that Jordan remains fully supportive of the Palestinians in facing the current challenges and those to come, and will continue to support their steadfastness on their national soil.
Furthermore, His Majesty also called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility of protecting the Palestinians.
In light of the unfolding situation in Gaza, King Abdullah directed the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization to send urgent medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged enclave.
He also ordered that all measures be taken to transfer critically injured Gazans to receive treatment at Jordan’s Royal Medical Services facilities.
The King directed the Medical Services to boost the capacities of the field hospital in Gaza, and supply it with all medical and staff requirements to provide the needed care for Palestinians injured as a result of the violence and attacks by occupation forces.
King Abdullah also reaffirmed Jordan’s full backing of the Palestinians in preserving their historical and legal rights in Jerusalem, as well as in their efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
He said Arab, Islamic and international efforts should be stepped up to protect the rights of Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims in Jerusalem, which is the key to achieving peace and stability in the region.
The issue of Jerusalem, the King reaffirmed, must be settled within the framework of a comprehensive solution based on the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. He urged the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and take a firm stance supporting peace and a solution to the Palestinian issue.
The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Director of General Intelligence, the Advisor to His Majesty the King and Director of his office, the King’s Advisor for Tribal Affairs, the Minister of State for Media Affairs, the Interior Minister and the director of Gendarmerie Forces.