President Isaac Herzog meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II in Amman on the eve of a potentially explosive Ramadan holy month.
Herzog and Abdullah are meeting less than a day after five Israelis were killed in the worst single terror attack since 2014.
Abdullah condemns “tragic attacks that target civilians on both sides, including yesterday’s attack,” his office says.
“Every life matters,” Abdullah tells Herzog, according to the Royal Court.
The Jordanian monarch also tells Herzog not to impede the freedom of Palestinians to worship during Ramadan. Israel often issues hundreds of thousands of permits for Palestinians to head to the Al-Aqsa holy site in Jerusalem during the holiday.
Jordan was the sole Arab nation that has normalized ties with Israel not to attend the recent Negev Summit. Abdullah instead held a state visit to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
“The region has great opportunities for cooperation and economic integration, However, this process cannot be exclusionary… this must include our Palestinian brothers,” Abdullah says.