Protect Palestinians in Gaza: Jordanian King

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:43

Amman: Jordan`s King Abdullah II called on the international community to protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza and stop Israel`s ongoing offensive on the coastal enclave.

At a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, the king said that Jordan will continue to coordinate with the Palestinians and all parties involved to end Israel`s offensive on the Gaza Strip, Xinhua reported.
He said Israel`s aggression will only result in more disasters and instability in the Middle East.

Jordan is exerting every effort to stop Israel`s aggression, the king said, adding that it`s important to support the Egyptian initiative to broker a ceasefire in an effort to end the fighting in Gaza.
Abbas voiced his appreciation for Jordan`s support to the Palestinians in Gaza.

The Health Ministry in Gaza said that Israel`s ongoing offensive on the strip, which started in July 8, has already killed 800 Palestinians, including women and children.

IANS

First Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:43

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