Jordan not to allow Israel to deport Palestinian to its territories

08:21, April 22, 2010      

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Jordan said Wednesday that it will not allow Israeli authorities to deport any Palestinian from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem to the kingdom under any circumstances.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Jordan's Minster of State for Media Affairs and Communications and government spokesperson Nabil Sharif said the Arab kingdom preserves all diplomatic, legal and political options to deal with the Israeli order.

The Israeli Order Regarding Prevention of Infiltration and Order Regarding Security Provisions, which is scheduled to take effect as from mid-April, allows the deportation of Palestinians in the West Bank. It considers any person living in the West Bank without the Israeli permission as an infiltrator who can be deported or jailed for seven years.

The Jordanian minister said Jordan is taking measures to encounter Israel's military order that entails the expulsion of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank.

He added that the Jordanian government will stand up to the military order and its consequences.

Sharif said Jordan, through its embassy in Israel and the Jordanian concerned authorities, closely follows up any possible Israeli measures to implement the order.



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