Slight drop in temperatures forecast Saturday-JMD

Amman: Saturday will see a slight drop in temperatures, as the weather will remain somewhat hot almost countrywide, and hotter in the desert, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba, Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.

In its report, the JMD warns of the danger of exposure to direct sunlight, as well as fires in forest areas, and leaving children unattended inside closed vehicles, even for a short period.

On Sunday, effect of the heat wave will subside countrywide and another drop in temperatures is forecast to record around their seasonal levels and the weather will be moderate over the mountainous areas and plains, and relatively hot to hot in the desert, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba.

As for Monday, temperatures will continue to drop and the weather will be clear and moderate almost nationwide.

Also today, temperatures in the capital Amman will hit a high of 37 degrees Celsius and a low of 20?, while the port city of Aqaba will see a scorching 45?, sliding t
o 27? at night.

Source: Jordan News Agency

EU condemns Israel’s operation in Gaza’s Nuseirat camp

Amman: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell Saturday condemned the Israeli army’s operation in the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza that killed over 200 people.

According to Euronews, Borrell said reports about another massacre against civilians are “horrific” and urged immediate halt to what he described as a “bloodbath” in Gaza, stressing that the proposal presented by US President Joe Biden last week is the way forward towards a permanent ceasefire and an end to the fighting in the the Gaza Strip.

Source: Jordan News Agency

King receives cables on 25th Accession to the Throne Day, Great Arab Revolt anniversary and Army Day

Amman: His Majesty King Abdullah II has received cables from leaders of several states on the occasion of the 25th Accession to the Throne Day.

According to a royal court statement, His Majesty also received cables on this occasion and on the Great Arab Revolt anniversary and Army Day from senior officials and officers, as well as representatives of civil society institutions.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II received similar cables on these national occasions.

Source: Jordan News Agency

5,000 Jordanian pilgrims arrived in Medina-Khalayleh

Medina: More than 5,000 Jordanian pilgrims arrived to the holy city of Medina Munawarah within the first phase, Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places and Head of Jordan’s Hajj delegations, Dr. Mohammad Khalayleh, announced.

During inspection of the accommodation of Jordanian pilgrims in the holy city, he said all pilgrim convoys had completed their arrival in Medina, the first stop as per the Hajj program set by the ministry, in preparation for their departure to Mecca.

The minister checked on the pilgrims’ health conditions and the extent of their satisfaction with the food and beverages services and suitability of housing units, in terms of measures taken to ensure their comfort.

The minister also noted the first batch of Jordanian pilgrims will be sent from Abar Ali area to Mecca, accompanied by the ministry’s teams, to ensure their safe arrival without any problems or difficulties.

Source: Jordan News Agency

King to address nation on Sunday

Amman: His Majesty King Abdullah II will address the nation on Sunday during the national event held to mark the Silver Jubilee, held on the 25th Accession to the Throne Day.

According to a royal court statement, His Majesty will highlight Jordan’s achievements with the determination of its sons and daughters, and their efforts in advancing the nation’s progress and prosperity over the course of a quarter of a century.

The national event, which will be held at the King Hussein Business Park, is scheduled to start at 6pm.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordan condemns Israel’s ‘brutal’ attack in Nuseirat camp in Gaza

Amman: The Foreign Ministry Saturday condemned Israel’s “brutal” attack in the Nuseirat camp that killed 150 Palestinians and injured hundreds.

According to a statement, the Ministry condemned the attack as “a practice that reflects the systematic targeting of Palestinian civilians, the Israeli persistence in violating international law and international humanitarian law and the continuation of in committing war crimes.”

The Ministry’s spokesperson, Sufyan Qudah, said the Kingdom condemns and denounces Israel’s continued commission of genocide crimes in Gaza, adding that Gazans are “suffering an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe” amid an ongoing war.

Qudah urged the international community, especially the UN Security Council, to take immediate action to stop the Israeli “war crimes” in Gaza.

Source: Jordan News Agency

UNRWA warns of cholera outbreak in Gaza

Amman: The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, warned of the risk of a cholera outbreak in Gaza.

According to a statement, Lazzarini Saturday discussed from Berlin in efforts to mobilise support for UNRWA the dire situation in embattled Gaza, calling for addressing famine and the “deterioration” in the south, where most Gazans are sheltered.

Lazzarini expressed concern about children in the Strip. “We have about 600,000 school-age children in Gaza, and the top priority is returning them to learning. There is no effective Palestinian authority that can handle this.”

According to Deutsche Welle, Lazzarini was silent during the conversation for a moment, trying to find a wording to describe the situation… “We have never been in a situation like this before, and we have never lost this many people.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

Colombia to stop exporting coal to Israel

Amman: Colombian President Gustavo Petro Saturday announced that Colombia would stop its coal exports to Israel amid an ongoing war in Gaza.

Petro wrote in a blog post on the X platform: “We will suspend coal exports to Israel until it stops the genocide.”

He announced in May the severing of diplomatic ties with Israel after accusing the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of “committing genocide” against the Palestinians.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordan marks silver jubilee of King’s assumption of powers Sunday

Amman: Jordanians Sunday celebrate the silver jubilee of His Majesty King Abdullah’s accession to the throne with a resolve to proceed along a path of achievement, modernization and reform and enhance democracy and the legislative authority.

Since the King assumed his constitutional powers on June 9, 1999, the country has made wide strides on the reform process, foremost of which were constitutional reforms and the passage of a package of legislation to modernize the political system, economy and the public administration.

Senate President Faisal Fayez said in remarks to Petra that the Kingdom’s reform and development process is ongoing despite the regional tensions and crises, which “should not dissuade us from the reform goals, and we need to turn challenges into real opportunities and pursue building the country.”

He said the reforms had helped to immunize the parliament and judiciary and enhanced the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances as legislation was passed to bolster the int
egrity and transparency system, public freedoms and grassroots participation.

Former prime minister Taher Masri said Jordan has conquered many challenges, noting the Kingdom’s security and stability in a volatile region.

Lower House Speaker Ahmad safadi said as Jordan entered its second centennial, His Majesty underscored the endeavor toward a big national enterprise, incorporating the political, economic and administrative tracks to achieve comprehensive development and expand popular participation in the decision-making process.

He noted King Abdullah’s stances in achieving regional security and stability and promoting dialogue to solve crises, adding that Jordan remained steadfast in defending the Palestinians’ rights and advocating for a fair and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Israeli strikes kill 6 Palestinians in central Gaza

Gaza: Six Palestinian citizens were killed and others were injured this morning after the Israeli occupation targeted a house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

As part of the ongoing Israeli aggression, an occupation aircraft bombed a house east of Deir al-Balah in the central strip, and fired artillery shells on eastern areas of Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of the coastal enclave.

Source: Jordan News Agency

JPC releases new stamps on Silver Jubilee

Amman: Jordan Post Company (JPC) issued a set of commemorative stamps on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah II assumption of his constitutional powers, “Silver Jubilee.”

According to a JPC statement Saturday, its chairman, Sami Daoud, said the Kingdom’s entire stamp collections, which were issued on many national occasions, detail the journey of the Jordanian state and its key milestones in various political, economic, social and other aspects.

Daoud noted the new series will join Jordan’s Stamp Museum to document an aspect of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s reign, during which Jordan witnessed a major transition in major economic, social and cultural fields.

Daoud added that JPC issued a series of stamps during the past 25 years on several occasions, primarily the centennials of the Jordanian state and Great Arab Revolt, the 10th anniversary of His Majesty’s ascension to the Throne, wedding of HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, and other national occasions.

The issue
will be released and made available to stamp collectors next Monday at JPC head quarters in Amman’s Muqabalin neighborhood and post offices, the statement said.

Source: Jordan News Agency

GFJTU affirms Jordan’s position to end Israel’s aggression on Gaza

Amman: President of the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU), Khaled Fanatseh, said Jordan’s position, led by His Majesty King Abdullah II, is “firm and clear” towards the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip.

Fanatseh noted Jordan made “remarkable” efforts at all levels to reach ceasefire, end genocide in Gaza, open all crossings to deliver aid without obstacles, warn against plans to separate West Bank from Gaza, and confront dangers of Palestinians’ displacement.

According to a GFJTU statement issued Saturday, Fanatseh’s remarks came during his speech at a session devoted to discuss the report of the Director-General of the International Labor Organization, Gilbert Houngbo, on the conditions of Palestine workers within International Labor Conference.

Fanatseh continued: “The Palestinian cause is also a humanitarian issue that requires our solidarity, as Palestinians suffer from occupation and oppression, live under difficult conditions, and are exposed to daily violence and persecution, whic
h requires our support in their struggle for freedom and justice.”

Additionally, he said Jordanian leadership and people continue to empower the Palestinian people and support their steadfastness on their land.

Noting Jordan’s official and popular efforts to support Gaza people in all possible ways, he referred to its continued efforts to end the war, which contributed to change in the global position towards Israel’s actions.

He also called on the international community and human rights organizations to work “seriously” to end the occupation and violations against Palestinian people and work to establish an independent Palestinian state.

Source: Jordan News Agency