Jordan summons Israeli ambassador to protest expulsion order

13:49, April 15, 2010      

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Jordan's Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador in Amman on Wednesday to protest a new Israeli order that could lead to eviction of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank.

In a strongly-worded memo handed to the Israeli ambassador, Jordan emphasized its strong condemnation and rejection to the invalid order, saying its implementation should be immediately stopped, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Jordan stressed that the Palestinians have the right to freely move and reside in any place on their national soil, according to the memo.

The memo said that the military rule represents a stark violation of all international and humanitarian laws, agreements and norms and is in violation of Israel's commitments as an occupation force in the Palestinian territories.

Jordan reiterated its constant support for creating an independent, sovereign and geographically-connected Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital along the borders of June 4, 1967, said the memo.

The Israeli Order Regarding Prevention of Infiltration and Order Regarding Security Provisions, which came into effect on Tuesday, allows for the deportation of Palestinians in the West Bank.

It considers any person who lives in the West Bank without having an Israeli permission as an infiltrator that can be deported or jailed for seven years.

Source: Xinhua

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