Jordanian Foreign Minister calls for holding Israel accountable
Ayman Al-Safadi Jordan’s Foreign Minister raises questions of accountability in an interview on CNN. Apart from the healthcare time bomb he describes, he discusses the long-term effects of the current Israeli… pic.twitter.com/fiM1T6TfjW
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#Jordan‘s foreign minister’s warning they will do “whatever it takes” to stop the displacement of Palestinians as Israel continues its genocide of Gaza. “The Gazans were told to leave from the north to the south, and yesterday the south was bombed. The message is simply: We will… pic.twitter.com/d87rHsbcBr
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“This is not self-defence. This is raw, ugly vengeance and the world has a responsibility to stop it.”
Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadimsays Israel’s claims that Hamas has a command node under al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza are “ridiculous”.
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No one is going to be able to take international law seriously again.
It’s not clear if that is good or bad for the Jews. Certainly, they constantly cite international law for their own purposes, like when they said Russia was violating it in the Ukraine.
However, America and Israel have never been expected to follow these rules.
Jordan’s foreign minister has said Arab troops will not go to Gaza as he delivered a blistering criticism of Israel’s war on Hamas.
Ayman Safadi clashed with Joe Biden’s senior Middle East adviser on Saturday, saying a humanitarian pause should not be conditional on the release of hostages held by Hamas. The US envoy, Brett McGurk, said the onus was on Hamas to release hostages as a pathway to humanitarian aid increasing and a pause in the fighting.
The pair were addressing the IISS Manama Dialogue security summit in Bahrain, where Arab anger towards Israel’s refusal to negotiate a two-state solution was repeatedly voiced.
Speaker after speaker advised Israel that it would not find security through force.
At the same event, the EU foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, indicated he believed Israel could face charges at the international criminal court, adding: “One horror does not justify another.”
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell urged Israel on not to be consumed by rage in its response to last month’s Hamas attack, declaring that ‘one horror does not justify another’ as Israeli forces wage war in Gaza https://t.co/kgwSPGX4XO pic.twitter.com/fsEcLDP7vG
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Safadi, in a no-holds-barred attack on Israel and the cover being provided by the US, said faith in peaceful negotiation and international law was being destroyed by the west’s refusal to rein in Israel.
The credibility of international law had fallen victim to its selective application, he said. “If any other country in the world did a fragment of what Israel did, it would have sanctions imposed on it from every corner of the world.”
Russia got sanctioned into oblivion for what? Just a normal invasion.
He said even those who accepted Israel was acting in self-defence “keep telling Israel to act within international law. It is not, so where do we go from here? Keep telling them to do it? They keep refusing to do it. People are being killed day in and day out.”
He said: “International law has to apply to all. The message seems to be that Israel can do whatever it wants. That is what the world is seeing, [that] Israel is above the law.”
Jews are above the law.
Their country is above the law because they, as individuals, are above the law.