Jordan Requests Extension of Water Agreement Increase With Israel

By Hamodia Staff

Degania Dam flood gate on the Kineret. (user:Rav)

King Abdullah of Jordan requested appealed to Israel to extend the water supply agreement, for another year. The agreement, signed on July 8, 2021 and set to expire in May, doubled the amount of water supplied to Jordan from 50 million cubic meters to 100 million cubic meters

Israel is taking the request under advisement and has not yet responded positively to it, as tensions between the countries have risen due to the war in Gaza.

Israel has reportedly requested that in exchange for the extension, Jordan moderate anti-Israel statements by Jordanian ministers and members of parliament, and the reduction of incitement within the kingdom against Israel. Israel also supposedly stressed the importance of returning the ambassador of Israel to Ammon and Jordan’s ambassador to Tel Aviv.

Senior officials in the kingdom, led by Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi, have disseminated anti-Israel statements in relation to the war in Gaza.

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