Jordanian MPs reject water-for-energy project with "Israel"
During a parliamentary session, Representative Saleh al-Armouti demanded the withdrawal of Jordanian officials who signed the “water for energy” agreement with “Israel” and the UAE.
Jordanian MPs walked out from Parliament on Wednesday in rejection of the water-for-electricity agreement their government signed with "Israel", leading to the absence of a quorum.
At the start of the session, Representative Saleh al-Armouti demanded that the officials who signed the "water-for-energy" agreement with "Israel" and the UAE withdraw from the session.
Parliament Speaker Abdul Karim Al Doghmi ruled that al-Armouti's request violated the House rules, ordering the latter to leave the session.
The Jordanian House of Representatives will examine a request submitted by 76 MPs to discuss the "declaration of intent" that the government recently inked with the UAE and "Israel" during a scheduled session next Monday.
Emirati attempts to indoctrinate lessons of normalization
The first spark of Jordanian rejection to normalize ties with "Israel" started after discovering Emirati academic attempts to recruit Jordanian students and drag them into normalization.
A UAE delegation made a presentation at the University of Jordan about scholarships and graduate studies at the Emirati Mohamed bin Zayed University. The project came in partnership with an Israeli university, and it was announced a few days ago during a symposium held at the University of Jordan.
The incident prompted students and faculty members to immediately withdraw from the symposium and organize a protest.
No to normalization
Several Jordanian campaigns are calling for boycotting decision-makers and urging all citizens to participate in a march condemning the recent declaration of intent for the energy-water project with "Israel".
Campaigns saw that signing the declaration of intent meant Jordan would become a direct partner in international law violations and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation. The same campaigns stressed that the declaration places Jordan's water security at the mercy of the occupation.
On Tuesday, hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated against the declaration of intent, demanding its cancellation. They also demanded that Jordan end its peace agreement with the Israeli occupation, known as the Wadi Araba Treaty.