Exclusive Jordan’s crown prince criticizes global community’s failure to stop Gaza ‘massacre’

Jordan’s Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II has criticized the international community’s inability to stop the “massacre” currently taking place in Gaza and said the Israeli government is controlled by an extremist agenda.

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II has criticized the international community’s failure to stop the “massacre” currently taking place in Gaza as he expressed anger, pain and shock over the ongoing Israeli war.

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“It is inconceivable that the entire world cannot stop this ongoing tragedy. We are all shocked by the international community’s inability to stop this massacre,” the crown prince said in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya.

“People in our region have lost trust in the international community and its credibility, and they are right,” he said.

Israel has been bombarding the Gaza Strip relentlessly since the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an attack on southern Israel on October 7.

While Israel claims its Gaza campaign aims to eliminate Hamas, the Jordanian crown prince argued that Israel is trying to “tell the world the conflict began on October 7th.”

“Let’s go back to before October 7th and to all the speeches of His Majesty [King Abdullah II] in the last twenty-five years,” Prince Al Hussein said. “His Majesty warned that continued violation of Palestinian rights would lead to a disaster in the region and look at what’s happening today.”

He questioned Israel’s commitment to peace, referencing the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, launched by Saudi Arabia.

“There was an Arab consensus that the only solution is to grant the Palestinians their rights and end the occupation in exchange for relations with Israel,” Prince Al Hussein said. “From 2002 until today, does it look like Israel wants peace?”

The crown prince also highlighted the escalating situation in the West Bank and accused the Israeli government of attempting to provoke a regional war.

“The Israeli government is escalating the situation in the West Bank as well and trying to drag the region into a regional war,” he said.

“Looking back at 2023, there were 500 martyrs in the West Bank. Before October 7th, it was the bloodiest year in the last decade,” the prince added. “I repeat, these are not just numbers but human lives.”

Israeli government ‘controlled by extremist agenda’

The Jordanian royal also said the Israeli government is controlled by an extremist agenda and accused its officials of “inciting genocide” against Palestinians.

“We are dealing with a government controlled by an extremist agenda with ministers publicly inciting genocide against Palestinians,” he said during the exclusive interview.

According to the prince, since the Oslo Accords, the number of Israeli settlers has increased from 200,000 to over 700,000.

“This does not achieve peace,” he said.

Prince Al Hussein said “real peace” in the end is between the people.

“If the people do not believe that the Palestinian people were given their rights, they will not believe in peace and will not accept normal relations.”

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