Jordan's King Urges De-escalation and Renewed Negotiations in Palestine

Jordan's King Urges De-escalation and Renewed Negotiations in Palestine
Jordan's King Urges De-escalation and Renewed Negotiations in Palestine

ordan's King Abdullah II has called for a de-escalation of tensions in the Palestinian territories and urged the relaunch of negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. During a meeting with White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk, the Jordanian King emphasized the need for efforts to promote calm and stability in the region, stressing the importance of avoiding unilateral measures that could undermine the prospects for peace.

In a statement released by the Jordan News Agency (Petra), the King emphasized the need for negotiations to be based on a two-state solution, with an independent, sovereign, and viable Palestinian state based on the June 4, 1967 lines, with Jerusalem as its capital. He also highlighted Jordan's ongoing efforts to protect the holy sites in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, based on the Hashemite guardianship over them.

The meeting also discussed the latest regional and international developments, and the importance of strengthening strategic partnerships between Jordan and the United States. They also discussed the need for continued coordination on issues of mutual concern.

The King's call for de-escalation comes amid increasing violence in the Palestinian territories, with tensions rising following Israeli settlement expansion and the forced displacement of Palestinians from their homes. The situation has sparked international condemnation, with the United Nations and other global bodies calling for calm and a return to negotiations.

Jordan has long been a vocal advocate for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has played a key role in facilitating negotiations between the two sides in the past. The King's call for a relaunch of negotiations is seen as a crucial step towards achieving a lasting peace in the region.

As tensions continue to escalate in the Palestinian territories, the international community will be closely watching to see how the situation unfolds. With Jordan and the United States working together to promote peace and stability, there is hope that a resolution can be found that is acceptable to both Israelis and Palestinians.

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