In a warning on Saturday, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi emphasized the need to prevent the displacement of Palestinians amid the ongoing Israeli-Hamas conflict in Gaza. He stated that this would not only be a humanitarian crisis but also a direct threat to national security.
Safadi spoke at the IISS Manama Dialogue security summit in Bahrain, where he highlighted the seriousness of the situation and its potential impact on Jordan. The large population of Palestinian refugees and their descendants living in Jordan has long been a cause for concern, with fears that Israel may expel Palestinians from the occupied West Bank increasing since the October 7 attack by Hamas.
The foreign minister’s remarks come as attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian residents have increased, leading to an alarming situation in Jordan. Safadi declared that the war is only leading to more conflict, suffering, and the possibility of regional escalation.
Safadi’s statement underscores the urgent need for action to prevent further displacement and suffering among Palestinians while also highlighting the potential consequences for Jordan and the wider region. His call serves as a reminder to the international community of its responsibility to address the root causes of this conflict and work towards a peaceful resolution.