During a meeting in Doha on Wednesday, Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar and King Abdullah II of Jordan urged for international efforts to effectively achieve a truce in Gaza as the deadly Israeli onslaught approaches its one-month anniversary.
While on a regional journey that took him to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, King Abdullah met with the presidents of Jordan and Qatar warn at the Lusail Palace.
Doha does not have diplomatic links to Tel Aviv, unlike Amman, Abu Dhabi, and Manama, but it has led the way in mediating the de-escalation of hostilities and the release of prisoners held by Hamas, which maintains a political bureau in Qatar.
Sheikh Tamim and King Abdullah “exchanged views on advancing regional and international diplomatic efforts to demand an immediate ceasefire” in Gaza during their meeting in Doha, according to a statement from Amiri Diwan.
Sheikh Tamim said separately in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, “My brother, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, and I discussed developments in the situation in Gaza, and our joint diplomatic efforts to push for an immediate ceasefire, protect civilians, and open safe corridors to provide all necessary humanitarian aid.”
The Jordanian king “warned against the expansion of the cycle of violence into the region,” according to a statement from the Royal Hashemite Court (RHC), which also emphasized that “a military or a security solution will not succeed in resolving the Palestinian issue.”
The King reaffirmed Jordan’s opposition to any attempts to internally uproot or forcibly relocate Palestinians from Gaza. The RHC also stated that “His Majesty praised Qatar’s stances toward the Palestinians as well as its efforts, led by Sheikh Tamim, to coordinate with Arab nations and other stakeholders in working to stop the war and maintain calm.”