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King receives UK House of Commons speaker

By JT - May 27,2024 - Last updated at May 27,2024

His Majesty King Abdullah receives UK House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle on Sunday, and stresses the need for concerted international efforts to increase aid to Gaza (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

  • His Majesty stresses need to reach immediate, permanent ceasefire in Gaza, protect civilians
  • King warns of extremist settler violence against Palestinians in occupied West Bank

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday received UK House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle.

During a meeting held at Al Husseiniya Palace, His Majesty stressed the importance of stepping up international efforts to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza and ensure its uninterrupted flow, according to a Royal Court statement.

The King renewed his call on the international community to take immediate action to stop the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Strip, and to maintain support for UNRWA, which is a vital lifeline for nearly 2 million Palestinians in Gaza, the statement said.

His Majesty stressed the need to reach an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza and protect civilians, warning of the dangerous repercussions of the Israeli ground offensive on Rafah.

The King also warned of extremist settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.

His Majesty reaffirmed the need to create a political horizon to achieve just and comprehensive peace on the basis of the two-state solution, commending the UK’s support for reaching a ceasefire in Gaza, and its efforts in delivering humanitarian aid to Gazans, the statement said.

House of Representatives Speaker Ahmad Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, Jordan’s Ambassador to the UK Manar Dabbas and British Ambassador to Jordan Philip Hall attended the meeting.

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