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Jordan Condemns Far-Right Israeli Minister's Statement

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)

Amman, March 20 (Petra) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Monday strongly denounced far-right Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich's use of a map of Israel featuring part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Religious Zionism leader was delivering a speech at an event in Paris yesterday with a map of what he called Greater Israel hanging in front of him, which appeared to define Israel's borders as being inside parts of Jordan and including the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
It represents a reckless incitement that is in violation of international norms and the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Sinan Majali.
The ministry also condemns the racist, inciting and extremist statements made by the Israeli minister against the brotherly Palestinian people, their right to exist and their historical right to an independent and sovereign state on Palestinian national soil, he said, warning against the seriousness of such hardline remarks.
The ministry called on the international community to condemn the Israeli minister's inflammatory actions and statements, which are in violation of human values and principles.
The ministry stresses the need for the Israeli government to take a clear and open position toward such extremism, and the inflammatory and malicious statements by a serving minister, said Majali.
The Ministry said it will take all necessary political and legal action against such statements, which amount to a dangerous escalation that threatens the region's security and stability.
Such extremist statements and actions, the ministry stressed, will not undermine Jordan or undercut the rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, but rather will expose to the world the historical injustice to which the Palestinian people are being subjected and the dangerous extremism and racism of the Israeli minister.


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