Jordan demans halt of ‘Israeli attacks’ on Gaza

By Ahmet Salih Alacaci

ANKARA (AA) – Jordan on Tuesday called for an end to Israeli attacks and the protection of civilians amid renewed violence in the Gaza Strip.

According to state-run Jordan News Agency (PETRA), the Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat warned against an “escalation” in the Palestinian enclave and condemned “Israeli attacks” that led to several deaths.

She underlined the need for the political process to reignite negotiations and “resolve the conflict on the basis of a two-state solution.”

Israel launched airstrikes against Gaza late Monday after rockets were fired against Jewish settlements. Three Palestinians were martyred in the attacks and nine others injured.

The Israeli army said 200 rockets were fired from Gaza since Monday but the country’s air defense system, Iron Dome, intercepted 60 with most of the rest falling on empty land.

Rockets fired from Gaza injured 29 Israelis, including a reported Israeli soldier who sustained heavy injuries.