Senior official tells UAE-based al-Bayan newspaper that Amman’s national interests ‘could be in danger’ if Palestinians’ General Assembly bid succeeds Roee Nahmias
A senior Jordanian official says the Hashemite kingdom will vote against a Palestinian statehood bid scheduled to be put before the UN General Assembly in September.
“Jordan’s top national interests will be in danger if the Palestinian Authority declares statehood unilaterally – especially in everything related to the issue of refugees, water, Jerusalem, and the borders,” the UAE-based al-Bayan quoted a Jordanian state official as saying.
The high-ranking official added that a unilateral Palestinian declaration of state is in Israel’s best interest, as it wants the state to be established “within the borders of the separation fence” – a move that would effectively erase the border between the West Bank and Jordan,
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