Jordan’s King Warns Israel Over Gaza

New York(RushPRnews)11/20/08-Jordan’s King Abdullah has warned Israeli leaders that putting further restraints on Palestinians will create more tension.The palace issued the king’s statement after he held talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Thursday in Aqaba, and two days after Abdullah met secretly with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense minister Ehud Barak, also in Jordan.

Israeli and western media Thursday report that the king asked the Israeli leaders not to launch large-scale military operations in the Gaza Strip.

The reports said Mr. Olmert told King Abdullah that Israel cannot restrain itself if Gaza militants continue firing rockets into Israel.

The king added that Israel must take immediate steps to end the suffering of Palestinians.

Israel has blamed the rocket attacks for imposing a blockade of the Gaza Strip that has left the territory acutely short of food, fuel and other supplies.

The United Nations and humanitarian relief workers have called for Israel to open the borders.

Source: Voice of America. Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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