Al-Khasawneh: We will not remain silent in the face of fabricated stories against Jordan (social networking sites)

On Sunday, Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh denied the existence of any land bridge from Jordan to Israel, stressing Amman's continued support for the Gaza Strip.

In his speech during the opening of the “Economic Performance and Challenges of the Present” sessions in the capital, Amman, Al-Khasawneh said, “The Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip had inflationary effects that were reflected in the Jordanian economy.”

He pointed out that the events in the Red Sea raised shipping costs by up to 200% from East Asia and 60% from America and Europe.

Regarding what is being circulated about the existence of a land bridge from Jordan to Israel, Al-Khasawneh said, “We will not remain silent in the face of fabricated stories against Jordan. There is no land bridge from Jordan on the ground, and the transportation system in Jordan has not changed for more than 25 years.” ".

He continued, "It is a disgrace to those who question the Jordanian position, in which the official and popular positions are identical, and we have paid a price because of our adherence to our principles."

Last December, Jordan denied what it called allegations related to the passage of a land bridge through the Kingdom, to transport goods to Israel.

Demonstrations in Jordan a few days ago in protest against what was described as the land bridge to Israel (social networking sites)

Popular protests

A few days ago, Jordan witnessed protests demanding preventing the passage of export trucks to Israel, and stopping what was described as a land bridge supplying the occupation with goods from Dubai ports.

The demonstrators chanted, "What a shame, what a shame, and the land bridge is the greatest shame," and "Stop stopping this export."

Jordanians also organized a protest at the Naima Bridge in the city of Irbid, in the form of a human chain on the road through which Israeli goods trucks pass, to demand that their traffic be stopped.

Jordan and Israel have had a peace agreement since 1994, and there are 3 border crossings between them: Sheikh Hussein, King Hussein Bridge, and Wadi Araba.

Since October 7, 2023, Israel has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, leaving tens of thousands of victims, most of them children and women, according to Palestinian and UN data, which led to Israel appearing before the International Court of Justice on charges of committing genocide.

Source: Agencies