Jordanian Parliament demands the government’s expulsion of the Israeli ambassador

According to the news of Jordanian state television Al Mamlaka, in the session held in the House of Representatives, Israel’s far-right Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich used a map showing Jordan as Israeli land during a memorial service in Paris.

The deputies who took the floor in the session reacted harshly to the Israeli Minister.

During the session, it was noteworthy that on the podium of the General Assembly, there was a map similar to the one used by Smotrich, containing the Jordanian and Palestinian flags.

In his speech, Parliament Speaker Ahmed es-Safedi called on the government, “As the House of Representatives, we demand effective actions from the government against the Finance Minister of the occupation government, which uses the so-called Israel map covering the borders of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories.” said.

Reminding that international agreements have been violated, Safedi said, “This is a situation that cannot be ignored and is against the peace agreement signed between Jordan and Israel in 1994 and international norms.” used the phrases.

The deputies decided to request the government to expel the Israeli ambassador in Amman in a vote in the parliamentary session.

In a written statement from the Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament, a call was made to review the peace agreement between Jordan and Israel.

In the statement, it was stated that Smotrich’s actions will not harm Jordan and will not take away the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and to live in an independent state.

What happened?

Israel’s far-right Finance Minister Smotrich, in his speech at the commemoration of former Likud Party Chairman Jacques Kupfer during his visit to Paris on March 19, said that “There is no such thing as Palestine, and the White House should hear it”. It was also noteworthy that Smotrich used the “Israel map” including Jordan in the podium where he spoke.

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted to this situation and emphasized that Smotrich’s use of an Israeli map that included Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories was “a reckless provocation and a violation of international norms and a peace agreement”.

The Ministry stated that the Israeli government “should take a clear stance against such extreme behavior and hateful statements” and summoned Eitan Sorkis, Israel’s Ambassador to Amman, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the other hand, made a short statement on March 20, stating that they respect Jordan’s territorial integrity and are committed to the peace agreement they signed with that country in 1994.

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