Jordan condemns Israeli aggression against Gaza Strip


AMMAN, Nov. 15 — A Jordanian government spokesman on Thursday condemned Israel’s ongoing aggression against the Gaza Strip that has caused deaths and injuries, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

“This hostile policy by Israel will drag the region into the cycle of violence and stability again,” said Samih Maaytah, Jordan ‘s minister of state for media affairs and also the government spokesman.

“Israel’s aggression will undermine the path towards a political settlement and will cause instability in the region,” he said, stressing the need for an immediate halt of the aggression on the strip and protecting the Palestinians.

At least seven Palestinians were killed, including the commander of Hamas military wing Ahmed al-Jaabari, in a series of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Wednesday afternoon.

The airstrikes came as Israel announced the beginning of a large-scale military operation in Gaza called “Operation Pillar of Defense.”