King Abdullah rejected any attempt to separate the West Bank from the Gaza Strip (Reuters)
Jordan's King Abdullah II said Israel's military campaigns in the Gaza Strip and military operations in the West Bank were "contrary to the values of humanity and the right to life."
This came in a letter addressed by the King of Jordan to the Chairman of the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Sheikh Niang, on the occasion of the Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, according to a statement by the Royal Court.
King Abdullah stressed that "depriving the people of Gaza of water, food, medicine and electricity is a war crime that cannot be tolerated, and its continuation means compounding the deterioration of the humanitarian situation there."
King Abdullah reiterated his country's rejection of any attempt that would separate the West Bank from the Gaza Strip, considering both extensions of the Palestinian territories.
The Jordanian king said in his message that "the war on Gaza, which has claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people, must stop, as the values of all monotheistic religions and our common human values categorically reject the killing and terrorizing of civilians."
"Israel's continued killing and destruction, and attempts to displace Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, defy international humanitarian law and will cause more cycles of violence and destruction in the region and the world," he said.
He added that the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People comes at an exceptional time that requires the whole world to act to stop the war on Gaza and oblige Israel to lift the siege on the Strip.
In the face of this fierce attack on humanity, international and humanitarian organizations must intensify their efforts to work with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to ensure the provision of aid in Gaza and in all its areas of operation, he said.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, the Palestinian people and their supporters in the world will celebrate the "International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People", which commemorates the resolution issued by the United Nations General Assembly on November 29, 1947, to divide Palestine into two states, Arab and Jewish, an occasion organized by the United Nations to recall the partition decision.
Since Friday morning, the Gaza Strip has been witnessing a temporary truce that lasted 4 days, and announced on Monday evening its extension for two additional days, including a ceasefire and an exchange of prisoners between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Israel, under Qatari-Egyptian-American mediation.
Since October 7, the Israeli army has been waging a devastating war on the Strip that has left more than 15,6150 martyrs, including 4,<> children, more than <>,<> women, massive destruction of infrastructure and an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, according to official Palestinian and UN sources.