Jordan Blames Israeli Government For Arson Attack

'Denying the rights of the Palestinian people' led to attack on Palestinian family, Amman bizarrely claims Friday.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Scene of arson attack, Duma
Scene of arson attack, Duma

Jordanian Information Minister Mohammad al-Momani accused Israel of an "ugly crime" on Friday, after unknown assailants assumed to be Jewish Israelis killed a Palestinian Arab baby after launching an arson attack in the Palestinian Authority (PA) village of Duma. 

"This ugly crime could have been avoided if the Israeli government had not ignored the rights of the Palestinian people and turned its back on the region," Momani claimed. 

Tensions have been high between Israel and Jordan, after the latter has threatened to revoke the 1994 peace treaty on several occasions recently to pressure Israel to allow the Jordanian Waqf to continue denying Jews their rights to pray at the Temple Mount.

Jordanian Ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat was recalled to Jordan last November until February in an act of protest over talk in Israel of allowing Jews to pray on the Mount, which is the holiest site in Judaism but remains under the discriminatory de facto control of the Waqf.

Last November the Jordanian parliament held a special prayer session for the two Arab terrorists who committed a brutal attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, murdering four Jews at prayer and beheading two of them, as well as murdering a police officer.

Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur also sent a letter of condolence to the families of the two murderous terrorists. Aside from its threats regarding the Temple Mount, Jordan also has been leading the PA's "diplomatic war" against Israel at the UN.

Jordan itself is made up of a majority of Palestinian Arabs, and nearly all Arab residents of Judea and Samaria hold Jordanian citizenship, leading many to suggest creating a "Palestine" in Jordan.

That suggestion has been given further backing by none other than PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who said in June that Jordanian and Palestinian Arabs are "one people living in two states."