Jordan demands Israel RETURN land leased under 1994 peace treaty

Jordan's King Abdullah II says Amman has already notified Israel that it will not extend its lease of two border territories to the Tel Aviv regime, stressing that his country is resolute to reclaim both regions under a bilateral peace deal signed nearly a quarter of a century ago.

"Baqoura and Ghumar were at the top of our priorities", King Abdullah said on Twitter.

Senior officials in the Jordanian government told Al-Hayat newspaper that due to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's stalwart position on Jerusalem and other holy places, Jordan chose to reject a renewal of the leases.

Jordan's King Abdullah II announced Sunday that parts of a 24-year-old peace treaty with Israel would be revoked. "We are practicing our full sovereignty on our land", he said.

He added, "Baqura and Ghumar have always been at the top of our priorities, and we have made a decision to put an end to the application of the peace treaty annexes regarding Baqura and Ghumar".

Mr Ariel called on Mr Netanyahu to persuade the king to renew the peace treaty.

Israel's Jerusalem Post newspaper reported that Israel could use the deal that allows planes travelling between Europe and Jordan to fly over Israel as leverage in persuading Jordan to renew the lease.

The deadline to renew the lease is October 25.

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Relations deteriorated past year after an Israeli guard at the Israeli embassy in Amman shot and killed two Jordanians, saying one, a teenager, had tried to attack him with a screwdriver and that a second person was hit in the crossfire.

The deal was signed in November 1994 by Abdullah's father, King Hussein, and then-Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Observers said the king's announcement is expected to be positively received by the Jordanian public amid increasing efforts by activists and civil society groups aimed at forcing the government to end the leasing of Jordanian territories to Israel.

They have also been expanding economic ties in the previous year including a major deal to export billions of dollars of Israeli gas to the kingdom through a pipeline that crosses their northern borders.

"For its own interests, the continuation of the adherence to the peace treaty is in Jordan's interest as indeed it is in the interest of Israel", Eran added.

Oraib al-Rantawi, a political analyst in Jordan's capital, Amman, said "the king saw the popular rejection against keeping this agreement with Israel, especially in the last few months where economic decline in the country has led to mass protests - and he wisely decided against it".

Under the treaty, Israel retained private land ownership and special travel rights in Baquora in the northwestern part of the kingdom and Ghumar in the south. The deal helped Amman to pave the way for USA economic and military assistance to the country.

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