Jordanian lawmakers urge Israeli envoy expulsion

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Jordanian lawmakers have demanded the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Amman over the recent killing of a Palestinian-Jordanian judge by the Israeli regime’s forces.

All 150 members of Jordan’s lower house of parliament signed on a Wednesday statement demanding the expulsion of Tel Aviv’s envoy and recalling of the Jordanian ambassador to Israel.

The legislative statement further stated that the incident proved that Israel is a “racist” regime that “does not want peace.”

The Jordanian legislators gave the government until Tuesday to meet their demands.

The killing of the judge at the Allenby Bridge crossing on Monday set off a diplomatic row between Tel Aviv and Amman.

Jordan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said Israeli regime is entirely responsible for the death of the 38-year-old judge, demanding an apology from Tel Aviv for the “hideous” shooting.

Jordanians, meanwhile, held a protest rally outside the Israeli embassy in Amman on Tuesday and have vowed more demonstrations in the coming days.

The Tel Aviv regime did not apologize to Jordan, which is the only Arab country besides Egypt that has established diplomatic ties with Israel.

In January, Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour told members of his parliament that an Israeli political proposal to annex the Jordan Valley is a violation of the peace treaty between the two countries, signed in 1994.

Jordanian media have recently said the “Tat’heer” campaign, which means purification, seeks to boycott all Israeli products especially fruits and vegetables in a bid to show resentment to Israeli crimes.

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