Jordan condemns bombing attack on Palestinian PM in Gaza

Jordan condemns bombing attack on Palestinian PM in Gaza

"The situation in Gaza must be solved for humanitarian reasons and for ensuring the security of Egypt and Israel", it said in a written statement following a conference led by Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Trump and his son-in-law, over the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza that took place Monday. "A great deal of time was spent discussing Hamas's failures in Gaza and the need for the Palestinian Authority to govern Gaza".

The Trump administration has been seeking to restart peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis.

He said the U.S. has lost its credibility and role as mediator after it recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and chose to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which prompted the Palestinian Authority to cut all contacts with the USA administration. For that reason, the Palestinians boycotted the meeting, a decision that drew expressions of regret from Greenblatt and other US officials.

Gen. Yoav Mordechai, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, but also representatives of a number of Arab countries with which Israel doesn't have diplomatic relations, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar, which is close with Hamas, the terrorist group that rules Gaza.

Jordan on Wednesday condemned the roadside bombing targeting the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in northern Gaza Strip, state-run Petra news agency reported.

For his part, Palestinian ambassador to Cairo Diab Allouh denied that Hamas was ever charged with the incident, in a response to allegations made by some media outlets.

Home to some two million people, the Gaza Strip has groaned beneath a crippling Israeli/Egyptian embargo first imposed in 2007 after Hamas wrested control of the coastal enclave from forces loyal to the PA. But there has been little enthusiasm from the global community, frustrated after years of little progress in Gaza.

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