King Abdullah warns Gaza conflict expansion during Ramadan


Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
 Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday has warned that a continued war in Gaza during the holy month of Ramadan could risk expanding the conflict.

King Abdullah made the remarks on Sunday at a meeting in Amman with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, during which he called for maximum efforts to reach an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, and to protect innocent civilians, news media reports cited a statement by the Royal Hashemite Court.

He noted that Jordan will continue to provide humanitarian, relief, and medical assistance to the people in Gaza, the statement added.

King Abdullah reiterated that Jordan’s rejection of any attempts to separate the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

He urged the continuation of Arab coordination to find a just solution to the Palestinian issue based on the two-state solution.

Mahmud Abbas voiced appreciation for Jordan’s steadfast position on the Hamas-Israel conflict, stressed the need to continue close coordination and consultation between the two sides to serve the Palestinian cause and protect holy sites in the city.

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