[anti-normalization] Jordanian MPs call for Israel to be declared apartheid state

A protest against Israeli land confiscation and the cutting of water supply for Palestinian villages, in Hebron-Al-Khalil (AFP)

Mohammad Ayesh

Middle East Eye  /  February 15, 2022

In an official memorandum sent to parliament speaker Abdul Karim al-Dughmi, Jordanian members of parliament called for the government to declare Israel an apartheid state, according to the New Khalij website.

Twenty-five Jordanian MPs signed the memorandum, which cited a recent report by Amnesty International that accused Israel of apartheid, and made reference to the “ongoing crimes committed by the occupying power against the Palestinian people, of killing, deportation, property-grabbing, ethnic cleansing, the ongoing siege of Gaza and attempts at Judaizing Jerusalem.”

“Since Palestine is considered the first issue of Jordan and the Arabs, we call upon the esteemed Parliament to adopt and circulate the content of the Amnesty International’s report of considering Israel as a state of apartheid,” the memorandum said.

Amnesty International issued a report this February accusing Israel of subjecting Palestinians to an apartheid regime based on “segregation, property-grabbing and exclusion”.

Mohammad Ayesh is an Arab journalist currently based in London