Jordan warns of consequences of Israeli 'escalation' against Gaza
May 05 2019 03:04 PM
Smoke billows above buildings in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip during an Israeli airstrike on the
Smoke billows above buildings in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip during an Israeli airstrike on the Palestinian coastal enclave

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Jordan, home to a large Palestinian population, has warned of consequences of what it termed Israeli "escalation" against the Gaza Strip and called for halting Israeli airstrikes on the populous enclave.
"Violence will only lead to more tensions and suffering," the Jordanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, according to the kingdom's official news agency Petra.
 "It is necessary to halt all condemned and rejected military operations against the [Gaza] Strip, whose people are suffering from an unacceptable humanitarian and life crisis due to Israel's unfair siege," the ministry added.
Long-logjammed peacemaking and the Israeli blockade on Gaza pose the "biggest threat" to regional security and stability, according to the ministry. Jordan is one of two Arab countries that has diplomatic ties with Israel. The other is Egypt.



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