Jordan recalls ambassador from Israel to protest carnage in war with Hamas

The Times of Israel reports: “Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel on Wednesday in protest of the ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in the Gaza Strip and the mounting civilian death toll in Israel’s war against Hamas.

Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi told envoy Rasan al-Majali to return to Amman ‘as an expression of Jordan’s position of rejection and condemnation of the raging Israeli war on Gaza, which is killing innocent people and causing an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe,’ according to a statement released by Jordan’s Foreign Ministry.

Jordan also asked Israel’s Foreign Ministry to tell Ambassador Rogel Rachman, who was temporarily called back to Israel because of security threats in Jordan, not to return to Amman.

According to the statement, ‘the return of the ambassadors will be linked to Israel stopping its war on Gaza and stopping the humanitarian catastrophe it is causing and all its measures that deprive the Palestinians of their right to food, water, medicine, and their right to live safely and stable on their national soil.’

Israel responded carefully hours later, saying only that it ‘regrets’ the decision in a tweet from Foreign Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat…”

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