King orders Gaza hospital capability boost


Published: 2018-05-15 15:36

Last Updated: 2018-05-15 17:14

A side of the meeting
A side of the meeting
Roya News Source

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday chaired a National Policy Council meeting in the presence HRH Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II. The meeting focused on the situation in Palestine after the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the Israeli attacks against the defenseless Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

During the meeting King Abdullah stressed that the violations and violence practiced by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza Strip are absolutely condemned and rejected, calling on the international community to bear its responsibility in providing protection to the Palestinian people.

His Majesty also asserted that Jordan will continue to support Palestinians in facing challenges and difficult circumstances and devote all its powers in supporting their steadfastness in their homeland.

His Majesty the King also directed the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization to send urgent medical and humanitarian aid to the Strip to help alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people and to stand by their side. His Majesty also ordered that all the necessary measures are taken to evacuate some of the critically injured Palestinians to receive treatment in the Royal Medical Services hospitals.

On the other hand, The King issued directives on Sunday to boost Jordanian field hospital capabilities in Gaza and to provide it with all medical supplies and cadres that enable it to provide the needed medical care.

The meeting, which was held at the Husseiniya Palace, also focused on Jordan's firm stance and rejection of the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, which, as His Majesty stressed, is a provocation to the feelings of Muslims and Christians around the world.

King Abdullah also affirmed Jordan's full support for Palestinians in preserving their historical and legal rights in Jerusalem and in their efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. His Majesty stressed the need to intensify Arab, Islamic and international efforts to protect the rights of Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims in Jerusalem, which represents the key to peace and stability in the region.

The King pointed out that the issue of Jerusalem must be settled comprehensively on the basis of the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, pointing out the need for the international community to bear its responsibility

The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of State for Economic Affairs, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Director of General Intelligence, the Advisor to His Majesty the King, the Director of His Majesty's Office, the King's Advisor for Tribal Affairs, And Chief of the Gendarmerie Forces.