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Jordan MPs sign petition to end peace treaty with Israel

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Jordan The Lower House of Jordan urged the government on Tuesday to take a firmer stand as the Israeli Knesset has scheduled a renewed debate over a proposal to strip Jordan from its status as the custodian of the holy shrines in Jerusalem, reported Albawaba News.

In response, 47 MPs signed a petition Tuesday calling for drafting and submitting a new legislation to cancel the 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

They criticised the government for not taking a “strong and solid” stand against the Knesset’s attempts to revisit Jordan’s role as custodian of the Islamic and Christian shrines in Jerusalem, in a bid to bring the holy city under full Israeli control.

MP Khalil Attiyeh told the MPs that Knesset member Ahmad Tibi informed him that Israeli lawmakers are going to discuss this issue in their session Tuesday.

News agencies confirmed that the debate was scheduled for Tuesday evening, but no vote was expected.

Several other MPs expressed their support for this proposal, with the chairman of the House Palestine Committee Yihya Saud urging the government to also expel the Israeli ambassador in Amman and recall the Jordanian envoy in Tel Aviv.

Last week, the same proposal was submitted by Knesset member Moshe Feiglin, who is also head of the “Jewish Leadership” faction of Israel’s governing Likud Party. He opposes a two-state solution and advocates that Israel annex the West Bank and Gaza.

He calls for full Israeli sovereignty on Jerusalem, revoking all peace accords that Israel signed with its Arab neighbouring countries, including the Wadi Araba Peace Treaty between Jordan and Israel in 1994.

Senior officials said that the Israeli Knesset does not have the power to cancel Jordan’s role as custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem.


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