No peace in Middle East without a Palestinian state: Jordan king

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 Oct 2023

Jordan’s King Abdullah II said on Wednesday that there would be no peace or security in the Middle East without the creation of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

File Photo- Jordan s King Abdullah II gives a speech during the inauguration of the 19th Parliament s non-ordinary session, Amman, Jordan, Dec. 10, 2020. AP


"The Palestinian people must obtain their independent state, and the cycles of killing that innocent people pay the price in Gaza and West Bank must end, and the two-state solution must be the only way to a just and comprehensive peace," King Abdullah II told deputies in a speech at the opening of the new parliamentary session.

“Palestine will remain our compass and its crown is Jerusalem, and we will not deviate from defending Palestine until its people regain their rights,” he added.

The king also affirmed his commitment to defending Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.

“We will do everything in our power to stand with our Arab brothers.”

On Sunday, Abdullah II spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi over the telephone about the latest wave of fighting in Gaza, which began on Saturday.

The two heads of state agreed to continue coordinating their efforts to achieve calm and reach a comprehensive and just settlement of the Palestinian issue based on the two-state solution, in line with the relevant international resolutions in a way that ensures regional peace and stability.

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