Jordan’s foreign minister warned on Saturday the Arab kingdom would do “whatever it takes to stop” the displacement of Palestinians, amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.
“We will never allow that to happen, in addition to it being a war crime, it would be a direct threat to our national security. We’ll do whatever it takes to stop it” Ayman Safadi said at the IISS Manama Dialogue security summit in Bahrain, Reuters reported.
The Israel-Hamas war has reawakened long-standing fears in Jordan, home to a large population of Palestinian refugees and their descendants. They fear that Israel could expel Palestinians en masse from the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where Israeli settler attacks on Palestinian inhabitants have surged since Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack.