POST TIME: 22 October, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Jordan wants Israel to return lands

Jordan wants Israel to return lands

AMMAN: King Abdullah II announced yesterday that Jordan has notified Israel that it wants to reclaim territories leased under their 1994 peace deal, reports AFP.

“We have informed Israel (that we are putting) an end to the application of the peace treaty annexes regarding Baqura and Ghumar,” said the king, quoted by official news agency Petra.

The land was leased for a 25-year renewable period under annexes of the 1994 accord that lay down a one-year notice period.

“Israel was informed today of the Jordanian decision,” the monarch said, stressing that “Baqura and Ghumar are Jordanian land and will remain Jordanian”.