In a recent press conference in Berlin, following a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Jordan’s King Abdullah II made a definitive stance on the issue of Palestinian refugees.
Abdullah II stated that neither Jordan nor Egypt will admit Palestinian refugees, terming it a “red line.”
The King’s comments come in the wake of Israeli advisories urging Gazans to relocate toward the southern part of the Strip, which is in proximity to Egypt’s Rafah border crossing. This directive anticipates a potential IDF ground operation in the northern regions of the Gaza Strip.
In response to these events, Khaled Mashaal, a key Hamas figure, expressed that Gazans remain steadfast in not leaving the Strip, stressing concerns over potential implications for Egyptian national security and potential risks for Jordan.
Intriguingly, despite King Abdullah’s declaration, there have been whispers suggesting Egypt might be gearing up to shelter a limited number of civilians escaping the conflict in Gaza.