In line with the 1994 peace agreement, which stipulated a one-year notice period, Jordan granted Israel private ownership rights in two border territories. However, the Jordan King noted that he wants to reclaim the land, citing national interests.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced on Sunday that Jordan has chosen to nix two annexes of the 1994 peace treaty with Israel, ending the Israeli lease of Baqura/Naharayim and Al-Ghamr/Zofar territories.

“Baqura and Ghamr are Jordanian territory and will remain Jordanian, and we exercise full sovereignty over our land,” the King said, as quoted by the state-owned Jordan News Agency (Petra).

“Our priorities in such difficult regional circumstances are protecting our interests and doing everything necessary for Jordan and the Jordanians,” Abdullah II noted, adding that Israel had been made aware of the decision.

In response to the move, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged, as cited by Haaretz, to try and talk Jordan into extending the lease. “There is no doubt the agreement is an important asset,” he said, praising the peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt as “anchors of regional stability.”

Both areas in question are located on the Israel-Jordan border; Israeli farmers were granted private land ownership rights and property interests for a 25-year period under the 1994 peace accord, which settled long-standing land and water disputes between the two countries.

After the 1994 agreement, Jordan became the second Arab country (after Egypt) to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. The deal helped Amman to pave the way for US economic and military assistance to the country.

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However, Israel-Jordan relations have been strained in recent years, particularly due to Amman’s stance on the issue of Jerusalem. Earlier this year, Jordanian King Abdullah II confirmed that East Jerusalem should be the capital of a future Palestinian state, while Israel views Jerusalem as its official capital.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Bravo, Your Majesty! We as a people must stick together and defend the Middle East from Western colonization, imperialization, and dehumanization. Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, and Yemen are strong and we are family. Defend each other, love each other, and no power can ever break us.

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@BSD, what are You talking about man? The vast majority of Israelis are Arab Jews: Mizrahim and Sephardim.

So where is Your Western “colonization & imperialization”. These Jews are the same Family as Your Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, and Yemen. Except that they are natives and do not descend from Muslim invaders from Saudi Arabia. You Muslims seem to have a problem with history.

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But let’s be honest here, Jordan was going to get a slice of the Syria pie IF the latter did fall to the foreign backed rebels. Why else would it agreed to be a conduit for the rebel supplies and operations in the first place? The stakes in this poker game is becoming too much for the monarch, so he might be cashing his chips.

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Except that there has never been a country named Palestine and, thanks to both PLO and Hamas stupidity, it will never happen.

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dont sing glory before times of victory poor little joo, this is just one of many slaps on the face your satanc cult of zionism will receive inthe coming years, not long from now you zionist empire will join its sister ISIS empire in the sewers of history

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@est338lapua, Face it – the Muslim states are out gunned.

And You must not think that Mizrahim or Sephardim (Arab Jews) will turn the other cheek to any Muslim. They are the vast majority of Jews in Israel since many years – not the Zionist Ashkenazim who still lead the country. The exodus of Arab Jews and Palestinians after 1948 amounts to a mutual population exchange. Face it – they right is on the Arab Jews side – the Muslins states stole more from the them than the Zionists stole from the Palestinians.

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The Jewish population of Palestine pre-1948 was in the neighborhood of some 300,000 including those that migrated from E. Europe in the late 1800s and then again in the early 1900s. After this, you had these “Arab Jews” you’ve mentioned from Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and other places that came after 1948 after they were offered a quick track to naturalization and a practically subsidized cost of living on expropriated Palestinian land. You’re saying these people had their land stolen by the Palestinians?

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@BSD, stop BulShiting ignorantly around. Obviously You are no refugee and have no idea.

The Arab Jews were forced to leave behind their property in most cases – so the Arab countries that took the spoils must reimburse the Palestinians. In Israel the Arab Jews were marginalized by the Zionist who were there already and who took the best from the Palestinians.

p.s. The Arab Jews’ land titles in their home countries were several times the size of Israel.

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EQUAL RIGHTS FOR PALESTINIANS/TEAR DOWN THAT WALL!

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DbSx, there is a country named Palestine. You are mixing up state and country. Two different words. Besides if not de jure a State of Palestine exists de facto.