Jordan’s King Abdullah II said today the international community should push for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to stop the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe caused by Israel’s “ugly war against civilians.”
In remarks made during a meeting with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, the monarch said the international community should force Israel to comply with international law to protect civilians and ensure Israel heeds calls to allow uninterrupted flow of aid into the enclave.
“Israel’s continuation of its hideous war on Gaza and its illegal violations in the West Bank and Jerusalem will lead to an explosion in the situation in the entire region,” said the Jordanian monarch.
He reiterated the need to work seriously towards a political horizon for the Palestinian issue to achieve a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution.
The President of the European Commission affirmed her rejection of any attempts to displace the Palestinian people, and stressed the importance of preserving the historical and legal status in Jerusalem.