AMMAN — Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Sunday discussed with his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah issues of mutual concern, mainly the failure of the Arab push to obtain a UN resolution setting a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian lands.
During the meeting, Hamdallah noted that any future Palestinian measures will be taken after full coordination and consultation with Jordan.
Last week, the UN Security Council turned down a Palestinian draft resolution, endorsed by the Arab group at the UN and filed by Jordan, to end the Israeli occupation. The proposal failed to win the support of nine members to be placed for a vote.
Later, Palestinians decided to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), where they can pursue their campaign for independence, a move that triggered Israel’s anger.
The two officials also went over the Israeli decision to halt the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinians following their ICC bid.
Ensour re-emphasised Jordanian support to the Palestinian legitimate right of an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, reiterating the centrality of the Palestinian question to Jordan.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs Ahmed Ziadat, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani and Palestinian Ambassador to Jordan Ata Khairi.
In press remarks following the meeting, Hamdallah expressed gratitude to the Jordanian government for its support at the UN, its stand on Jerusalem and efforts to stop Israeli assaults on the Old City’s holy sites.
SOURCE: JORDAN TIMES