Posted on October 18, 2023

Jordan, Egypt Won’t Take Palestinian Refugees, King Says

Andrew Dorn, NewsNation, October 17, 2023

Jordan and Egypt will not accept Palestinian refugees fleeing Gaza amid the war between Israel and Hamas, Jordanian King Abdullah II said Tuesday.

“That is a red line, because I think that is the plan by certain of the usual suspects to try and create de facto issues on the ground. No refugees in Jordan, no refugees in Egypt,” Abdullah said at a news conference following a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Instead, Abdullah insisted that the humanitarian situation be dealt with “inside Gaza and the West Bank” and warned against “pushing the Palestinian challenge” onto “other people’s shoulders.”

So far, about one million Palestinians have fled their homes in the Gaza Strip {snip}