Jordan, on Tuesday, condemned the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have so far left five Palestinians dead, and many others injured, according to, Jordan’s official news agency, Petra.

Spokesperson for Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Daifallah Al-Fayez, said that “the Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip and targeting of innocent civilians will only increase tension and violence, deepen despair and promote extremist agendas in the region, and will not lead to any solutions,” Petra reported.

Al-Fayez stated that “the solution to the problem in the Gaza Strip lies in finding a real political horizon through returning to the negotiating table between Israel and Palestine, lifting the unjust blockade on the enclave, promptly addressing the humanitarian needs there and respecting international law.”

He held Israel accountable for this escalation and its repercussions, calling on the international community to promptly act to stop the Israeli aggression on the Gaza strip, and to provide protection for the Palestinian people, The Palestine News and Info Agency (WAFA) documented.

Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam