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Jan 15, 2020
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In Parliamentary Session, Jordanian MP Ghazi Al-Hawamleh Opposes Jordan’s Gas Deal with Israel, Exclaims in Several Languages: No to Israeli Gas! No to the Gas of the Jews!

#7741 | 01:56
Source: Jordanian TV

Jordanian MP Ghazi Al-Hawamleh said in a parliamentary address that aired on Jordan TV on January 15, 2020 that the Jordanian people oppose the "shameful and unjust" gas deal that Jordan has with Israel. He complained that the Jordanian leadership is not listening to the public's opinion on the matter and exclaimed: "No to the Israeli gas! No to the gas of the Jews!" He also exclaimed "No!" in English and said "No to the Israeli occupation’s gas in Jordan" in Hebrew.

 

Ghazi Al-Hawamleh: "The main issue today, about which we have been talking in parliament for the past three years, is the shameful and unjust gas deal [with Israel] – whether the gas is stolen or not. A lot has been said but we cannot find a solution for it. The leadership, the government, and the people do not want it. We say it in literary Arabic, we say it in colloquial Arabic, and we say it in every dialect, but the message does not get through. How can we get the message through? No to the Israeli gas! No to the gas of the Jews! Oh Jordanians, you are 7 million people! Since the Parliament stands beside you and has announced its position on this issue, the government must annul this deal, regardless of the Supreme Court's decisions. We say to you: 'No!' And in English also: 'No!' Oh people, oh government, oh Prime Minister, oh Your Majesty... Do you want me to say it in Hebrew? [In Hebrew: No gas! No gas! No Israeli gas in Jordan! No gas! No gas!] What is this word here? Leave it... [In Hebrew: No to the Israeli occupation's gas in Jordan! No to the Israeli occupation's gas in Jordan!]"