Jordanian House of Representative Says Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty Is ‘Under Threat’
A 1994 peace treaty between the countries of Jordan and Israel is “under threat” according to the speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives and president of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, Atef Tarawneh.
The Jerusalem Post reported that the speaker believes Israel has violated several provisions in their treaty.
“We in Jordan, who are signatory to a peace treaty with the Israeli occupation government, see today that this peace is under threat, in light of the blatant violation of its terms, especially with the issue of Jerusalem,” Tarawneh said.
Tarawneh also targeted America in his comments, claiming that Israel’s actions have been encouraged by a “clear bias” from the United States. He also challenged other countries to not move their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem.
Some of the violations stem from two Jordanian nationals Abdurrahman Marei and Heba Al-labadi, who were arrested and held prisoner in Israel. Jordan has attempted to release the prisoners with no alleged cooperation from Israel.
The two citizens were crossing Allenby Bridge to the West Bank separately, according to Haaretz.
Al-labadi was held on suspicion of cooperation with the terrorist group Hezbollah.
“She was interrogated intensively for 35 days, and in the end, there was no basis for indicting her, so she was slapped with an administrative detention order,” her attorney said. “She’s been on hunger strike for 13 days, because in her view, this was an arbitrary, unjustified arrest.”
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