Jordan Calls for International Action Against Israel in Occupied Territories

Amman, June 24 (Petra) – Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates for Diplomatic Affairs, Majid Qatarneh, met on Monday with the head and members of the United Nations Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.

Qatarneh told the committee that the international community cannot continue to turn a blind eye on Israeli policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian lands. He called for an end to the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip and a sustained delivery of sufficient humanitarian aid to Gazans, who have been living an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe since October 7.

Qatarneh highlighted Jordan’s commitment to delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza, under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II. He referred to the Emergency Humanitarian Response Conference for Gaza, hosted by Jordan at the Dead Sea on June 11, which was jointly organized by Jordan, Egypt and the UN.

He also warned against unilateral and illegal Israeli actions in the West Bank and Jerusalem, urging Israel to comply with international law and humanitarian standards.

Ambassador Peter Pieris, Chairman of the Committee and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, along with other committee members, expressed appreciation for Jordan’s efforts to stop the war and protect civilians. They noted the Kingdom’s pivotal role in facilitating humanitarian aid to Gaza and highlighted the importance of the Hashemite custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.

The committee praised Jordan’s unwavering commitment to defending the rights of the Palestinian people and supporting their just cause.

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24/06/2024 16:08:11