Jordan to Palestinians: Stay out of local unrest

08.12.2011                      12.Kislev. 5772

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Jordan to Palestinians: Stay out of local unrest

Faced with chronic strikes, king Abdullah appeals to Abbas, Mashaaal to keep ethnic Palestinians away from protests.

Worried about political unrest at home, Jordan’s King Abdullah is pressing Hamas and Fatah leaders to keep ethnic Palestinians out of Jordan's internal struggles between the government and the opposition, sources in the Palestinian Authority and Jordanian intelligence told The Media Line.
Abdullah’s concerns are serious enough that two weeks ago he travelled to the PA headquarters in the West Bank City of Ramallah for the first time in 11 years to personally make an appeal to PA President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas. He will relay the same message to Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal when the two meet for what would be the first time in eight years….