Jordan is joining forces with the Palestinian Authority (PA) to demand that the UN Security Council (UNSC) "end the Israeli occupation," in a call following the lethal arson that killed an Arab infant and wounded four others last Friday at the village of Duma in Samaria.
The IDF has indicated Jewish extremists may have been behind the arson, given the presence of Hebrew graffiti at the site, and that pronouncement has sparked a cavalcade of condemnation by Israeli and international politicians against "Jewish terror" – which was followed quickly by a wave of Arab terror attacks.
The Jordanian paper Al-Rad reported Monday that Jordan and the PA are preparing to issue a demand that the UNSC "provide international defense for the Palestinian nation and to put an end to the Israeli occupation."
Jordanian King Abdullah II is planning to meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the arson, according to the paper.
Jordan lost no time in blaming the Israeli government for the arson, even though the identity of the culprits remains unknown, and the PA has likewise announced it will bring the case to the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), as well as the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Despite having signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994, Jordan has long been a leader in the diplomatic war against Israel.
Jordan recently threatened to revoke the peace treaty on several occasions while pressuring Israel to allow the Jordanian Waqf to continue denying Jews their rights to pray at the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Jordanian Ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat was recalled to Jordan last November until February in an act of protest over talk in Israel of allowing Jews to pray on the Mount.
Last November the Jordanian parliament held a special prayer session for the two Arab terrorists who committed a brutal attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, murdering four Jews at prayer and beheading two of them according to eyewitnesses, as well as murdering a police officer. Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur also sent a letter of condolence to the families of the two murderous terrorists.
Jordan itself is made up of a majority of Palestinian Arabs, and nearly all Arab residents of Judea and Samaria hold Jordanian citizenship, leading many to suggest creating a "Palestine" in Jordan.
That suggestion has been given further backing by none other than Abbas, who said in June that Jordanian and Palestinian Arabs are "one people living in two states."