Jordan blasts Smotrich: ‘Reckless incitement, violation of the peace treaty’

Religious Zionism party head Bezalel Smotrich speaks on March 19, 2023, at a memorial service in Paris for prominent right-wing Likud activist and Jewish Agency board member Jacques Kupfer, who passed away after a long battle with cancer in 2021. (Screenshot via Ynet, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Religious Zionism party head Bezalel Smotrich speaks on March 19, 2023, at a memorial service in Paris for prominent right-wing Likud activist and Jewish Agency board member Jacques Kupfer, who passed away after a long battle with cancer in 2021. (Screenshot via Ynet, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

After Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich’s declaration that there are no Palestinian people, while standing before a map of Israel that included the territory of modern-day Jordan, Amman lambastes his actions as “reckless incitement and a violation of international norms and the Jordanian Peace Treaty.”

A spokesman for Jordan’s Foreign Ministry also condemns “the racist and extremist inciting statements made by the extremist Israeli minister against the brotherly Palestinian people, their right to exist, and their historical rights in their independent and sovereign state on the Palestinian national soil.”

He calls on the Israeli government to condemn Smotrich’s statements and says Jordan “will take all necessary political and legal measures to address such extremist, hateful actions and statements,” adding that they “represent a dangerous escalation that threatens security and stability.”

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