Salfit Governorate monitored 217 violations by the occupation army during May

Salfit – Ma’an – The Governor of Salfit, Major General Dr. Abdullah Kamil, said that the governorate institution monitored during the month of May 2024 that the Israeli occupation committed 217 violations against citizens and their property in the towns and villages of the governorate.

Kamil explained that the policy of raids, checkpoints, closures, home raids, and settler attacks was the highest, against citizens and their property.

Kamil pointed out that the occupation army targets the villages and towns of the governorate on a daily basis, carrying out 67 raids and erecting 41 temporary checkpoints. The report monitored 27 closures of the entrances to towns with iron gates repeatedly, under false pretexts, and raided 17 homes and facilities.

Noting that the number of detainees last May reached 7 detainees during passage through checkpoints and raids, in addition to 6 attacks carried out by the army against citizens and their property, and the confiscation of 6 vehicles under the pretext of working in ar
eas classified as ‘C,’ indicating that the aim of these practices is to prevent citizens From accessing their lands and thus expanding and establishing settlements on them.

Kamil stated that the report monitored the bulldozing of citizens’ lands, as the occupation bulldozers bulldozed approximately 10 dunums of citizens’ lands in the areas of Salfit and Sarta in order to expand its settlements, in addition to a notice to stop work and construction.

The report documented the orgy of settlers against citizens, their property, and agricultural lands. There were 22 attacks, and these violations included vandalizing agricultural lands, burning their property, and throwing stones at vehicles.

Regarding the monitoring of abuse operations, Kamil said that the report monitored approximately 10 citizens sustaining various injuries, during the settlers and army assaults, as a result of which they were transferred to hospitals and clinics to receive treatment. The report monitored 10 sabotage and theft operations of c
itizens’ property, and the uprooting and crushing of 50 olive trees from the lands of the village of Haris. .

Source: Maan News Agency

Thousands of Palestinian families forced to flee due to Israeli operations in Rafah, UNRWA says

Amman: Thousands of Palestinian families have been forced to flee due to Israeli forces’ operations in the city of Rafah, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said.

In a post on its X account, UNRWA added that 36 of its shelters in Rafah governorate are now empty, while

1.7 million people are estimated to be displaced in Khan Younis and Gaza Middle Areas, as “humanitarian space continues to shrink.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

Maldives bans entry of Israelis

Amman: The Maldives has decided to ban Israelis from entering the tourist archipelago, announcing a national march “in solidarity with Palestine.”

According to AFP, a presidential spokesman said on Sunday that President Mohamed Moiso “decided to impose a ban on Israeli passports,” without giving details on when the new decision would come into effect.

Moiso also announced a national fundraising campaign titled “Maldivians stand in solidarity with Palestine.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

Foreign Ministry follows up on Jordanians in floods-hit regions in Germany

Amman: The Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that it was following up on the conditions of Jordanian citizens residing in Germay, as a result of the heavy rains that drew down large parts of southern regions, causing floods, transportation line interruptions, and the declaration of a state of emergency in a number of southern German states.

Director of Operations and Consular Affairs Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Sufyan Al-Qudah, said that the ministry is following up on Jordanians through the Kingdom’s Embassy in Berlin, which has been in constant contact with the Jordanian community members registered on the embassy’s lists and the residents in those areas to check on them, as the embassy confirmed that there are no injuries among Jordanians in Germany.

Al-Qudah urged Jordanian citizens residing in the affected areas to comply with the warnings and instructions issued by the German local authorities in this regard and to communicate with the German competent authorities, th
e Operations and Consular Affairs Directorate, or the Jordanian Embassy in Berlin, to request assistance around the clock on the following numbers:

Source: Jordan News Agency

JBA, JCC organize Jordanian-Palestinian economic meeting, 1st, final add

JBA board member, Salah Al-Din Al-Bitar, said that the strength and durability of the Jordanian-Palestinian relationship is an impenetrable wall against Israeli scheme aimed at liquidating the cause, putting an end to its racist and illegal policies, which prompts the promotion and development of economic and trade relations to the highest levels.

Al-Bitar added that future visions should be developed and investment partnerships that contribute to improving the economies of the two countries should be established.

He called for activating the joint councils between the two countries and translating the agreements and MoUs on the ground, despite the challenges and measures imposed by the Israeli occupation.

For his part, Salem Abu Khizran, head of the Federation of Palestinian Businessmen Associations, said that the current circumstances require filling the void in the Palestinian market by strengthening economic relations to serve the steadfastness of the Palestinians and achieve an economic lever for both
countries, with the support of their leaderships.

Abu Khizran called for overcoming the obstacles deliberately imposed by the Israeli occupation, which prevent the exchange of goods and merchandise between the two countries.

He underlined the need to direct local consumption in Jordan and Palestine towards the products of both countries.

Jordan’s ambassador to Palestine, Issam Al-Bdour, pointed out that there is a coincidence of Jordanian-Palestinian views in various fields, but this has not been reflected in the trade figures between the two countries.

He added that the private sector in any country is the leader of the economy, while the role of the government is to facilitate the relationship between the two parties.

He called for unifying positions, plans and commercial endeavours, in order to serve the common good.

The meeting was attended by a Palestinian delegation consisting of President of the Palestinian Trade Center Ibrahim Barham, Vice President of the Federation of Palestinian Chambers of C
ommerce Abdelghani Al-Attari, President of the Federation of Palestinian Industries Nassar Nassar, and others, and on the Jordanian side, JBA Secretary, Abdul Rahim Al-Beqaei, JBA Director General Tariq Hijazi, JCC board member Hammam Habankah, and others.

Source: Jordan News Agency

JBA, JCC organize Jordanian-Palestinian economic meeting

Amman: The Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) and the Jordanian Businessmen Association (JBA) organized on Sunday a meeting with representatives of the private sector in both countries on the sidelines of the meetings of the Jordanian-Palestinian Joint Higher Committee.

The representatives discussed enhancing trade cooperation between the two countries and removing all obstacles that prevent the improvement of economic figures between them in order to raise the ceiling of trade exchange and contribute to diversifying the export base, especially in light of the economic and political challenges.

They also discussed activating the memoranda of understanding (MoUs) signed between the two countries in customs, transportation, economic and investment cooperation.

They stressed the need to develop action programs to reduce non-tariff logistical obstacles related to the movement of crossings and the importance of providing a land shipping line with simplified procedures in cooperation with the relevant authorities
in order to mutually increase the flow of goods and reduce export costs on the Jordanian side.

They discussed the need to intensify bilateral meetings, receive trade delegations from both sides, sign bilateral cooperation and MoUs that contribute to strengthening economic relations, familiarize both sides with key investment opportunities available in economic sectors of common interest, and hold forums and conferences between the Jordanian and Palestinian business communities to present investment opportunities and establish joint investment projects in each of them, which will support the Palestinian and Jordanian economies in light of the repercussions of the aggression on Gaza.

They called for finding appropriate mechanisms in cooperation with the concerned official bodies to exchange investment and economic bulletins and information, as well as legislation related to investment, commercial and industrial opportunities, as well as laws, regulations and decisions, especially those that regulate import an
d export operations.

They agreed to form joint sectoral committees from the public and private sectors to exploit untapped export opportunities through which the Jordanian side can export to the Palestinian market in several sectors.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordanian-Palestinian committee reaches 14 agreements on bilateral cooperation, 2nd, final add

He lauded Jordan’s support and backing since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, in all international forums, sending aid, establishing field hospitals, and other forms of support.

He underlined the need to form a specialized committee to follow up on the implementation of the outcomes of the committee meetings , and achieve an increase in trade exchange up to about $1 billion.

The committee has discussed mechanisms that will contribute to raising the volume of trade exchange, overcoming the difficulties facing the flow of goods between the two countries, and strengthening trade, economic, industrial and investment relations, in addition to transportation, health, education, tourism, culture, youth, communications, entrepreneurship, social development, relief, and other fields.

They also discussed a number of agreements, memoranda of understanding, and executive programs that will be signed at the end of the Joint Higher Committee.

The two-day technical committee meetings were chair
ed by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply, Dana Zoubi, on the Jordanian side, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Economy, Tareq Al-Masri, on the Palestinian side.

The meetings were attended by officials and representatives of the private sector in both countries.

They were also attended by Ministers of Justice, Ahmad Zayadat, Agriculture, Khaled Hneifat, Energy and Mineral Resources, Saleh Kharabsheh, Youth Mohammad Al-Nabulsi, Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmad Hanandeh, Social Development, Wafa Bani Mustafa, Interior, Mazen Faraya, Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply Dana Zuabi, Head of the Jordanian Representative Office to the State of Palestine Ambassador Issam Al-Bdour and their Palestinian counterparts.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordanian-Palestinian committee reaches 14 agreements on bilateral cooperation, 1st add

He pointed out that bolstering the national economy is a means of self-immunity and a reason for the convergence of countries and peoples, especially when there are other commonalities between them such as history, culture, similar challenges, opportunities, and aspirations of societies, noting that the trade exchange between the two countries is “meager” and requires increasing and turning challenges into opportunities.

He added that the Kingdom seeks to enhance bilateral trade exchanges, which amount to about $400 million, and establish joint ventures in various fields.

For his part, Al-Amour stressed the importance of continuing efforts to remove the obstacles facing the trade exchange between the two countries, facilitate the flow of Jordanian goods to the Palestinian market, leverage Jordanian expertise in economic and other fields, motivate the private sector to take advantage of the available opportunities and enhance cooperation in other fields.

He said that the convening of the committee meetings
is a clear message that the two sides are keen to develop various fields of cooperation and move forward to remove obstacles and overcome the unprecedented challenges Palestine is facing.

He pointed to the Israeli occupation forces’ violations aimed at weakening the Palestinian economy through various means, including stealing tax money.

He added that the aggression on Gaza increased the challenges for the Palestinian government, as economic activities were disrupted in various sectors.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordanian-Palestinian committee reaches 14 agreements on bilateral cooperation

Amman: The ministerial preparatory committee for the Jordanian-Palestinian Joint Higher Committee, which is scheduled to be held on Monday, reached 14 agreements covering areas to enhance and frame bilateral cooperation in many fields, especially economic spheres, in addition to minutes of the Higher Committee meetings.

The meetings of the committee were held in Amman on Sunday, chaired by Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply Yousef Shamali for the Jordanian side and Minister of National Economy Mohammed Al-Amour for the Palestinian side.

Shamali said that holding the committee meetings despite the Israeli occupation’s aggression on the Gaza Strip emphasizes Jordan’s support under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah for the Palestinian brothers in all circumstances, and providing them with Jordanian expertise and experiences, especially in trade, investment, energy, small and medium enterprises, and other fields.

“These meetings are one of the forms of deep fraternal relations that bind our two
brotherly countries, whose approach has been consolidated by the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah and President Mahmoud Abbas and their keenness to upgrade and advance these relations towards more levels of progress,” he said, adding that since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, the Jordanian discourse has been clear in condemning the crimes committed by the Israeli war machine of killing, destruction, and displacement in the Strip and the West Bank.

He emphasized that the Palestinian issue, in its current circumstances and its broader context, has topped the Jordanian political, economic, social and cultural agenda to help the people in Gaza through airdrops and land convoys via the King Hussein Bridge and through a relief air bridge from Amman to Al-Arish.

Source: Jordan News Agency