Jordan MPs urges Israeli, Danish envoys to be expelled

At least 38 Jordanian MPs have signed a memorandum urging the government to immediately cut off diplomatic ties with Denmark because of Danish cartoons.

Jordan MPs urges Israeli, Danish envoys to be expelled
At least 38 Jordanian lawmakers have signed a memorandum urging the government to immediately cut off diplomatic ties with Denmark because of the re-printing by Danish newspapers of cartoons insulting the Prophet Mohammed(PBUH), parliamentary sources said Thursday.

The move came during an ordinary session of the 110-member lower house of parliament Wednesday night, they added.

In a related development, a national campaign entitled "The Prophet Unites Us" has printed 500,000 posters designed to guide Jordanians to boycott Danish products.

"The posters include names of Danish firms and pictures of products exported to Jordan and other Arab countries," one of the organizers of the campaign said.

Separately, some Jordanian lawmakers called for the expulsion of Israeli and Danish ambassadors in Amman during the Lower House session held on Wednesday, local daily the Jordan Times said on Thursday.

Some angry lawmakers condemned Israel's military attacks in Gaza over the past two weeks, proposing that deputies vote to expel Israel's ambassador to send a message of outrage to the Jewish state and make it reconsider its actions, the report said.

Lawmaker Hamzah Mansour, head of the Islamic Action Front (IAF), said "Israel is committing war crimes and that Jordan must act to honor the victims."

The deputies called on the international community to hold Israel responsible for its actions, which killed over 120 Palestinians, and to support the Palestinians.


Agencies
Last Mod: 13 Mart 2008, 13:08
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