Lebanon: Backlash over foreign minister’s Israel remarks
Jordanian minister says Israel is denying region ‘the peace it deserves’After the Palestinians condemned the United Jerusalem Law, which was recently passed by the Knesset, Jordan said that the law is null and void under international law and accused Israel of denying the Middle East “the peace it deserves.”
Jordan’s foreign minister criticized the bill commonly known as the United Jerusalem Law, which the Knesset passed this week. On Twitter, Ayman Safadi wrote that the Knesset’s approval of the bill is null and void under international law.
He added that Israel continues to adopt “illegal unilateral decisions that deny [the] region the peace it deserves.” On Tuesday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesperson Nabil Abu Rdainah condemned the United Jerusalem Law and US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem recognition. “This is a declaration of war against the Palestinian people and their political and religious identity,” Abu Rdainah said.
Knesset approval of amended Basic Law on #Jerusalem & decision by ruling party 2annex settlements & impose sovereignty on West Bank are null & void under Intl law. Israel continues 2adopt illegal unilateral decisions that deny region the peace it deserves & is in world interest— Ayman Safadi (@AymanHsafadi) January 2, 2018
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