A majority of Jordanian MPs voted on Wednesday to seek the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador to the kingdom after the Knesset debated Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.(AFP/Ma’an) — Prominent lower house deputy Khalil Attieh told AFP that 86 out of 150 members of parliament voted to seek the expulsion of Israeli envoy Daniel Nevo.
The vote, which is not legally binding, came a day after 47 MPs, including Attieh, signed a motion demanding that a 1994 peace treaty with Israel be annulled.
‘All deputies who attended a meeting today to discuss Israel’s debate on sovereignty over Al-Aqsa voted to kick out the Israeli envoy and recall the Jordanian ambassador in Israel (Walid Obeidat),’ Attieh said.
‘This was in protest at the Knesset (Israeli parliament) debate. It is up to the government to act on the vote. If it does not, we will consider a no-confidence motion.’
State-run Petra news agency said the MPs ‘demanded the government take immediate action to stop Israel’s schemes.’
Under the peace treaty, Jordan is the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.