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Continued war on Gaza to place region at ‘explosion risk’: Jordan FM

File photo shows Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi. (Photo by AFP)

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi warns that the continuation of Israel's war on the Gaza Strip during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will place the entire region at the risk of an explosion.

“Continuing the aggression in these circumstances as Ramadan approaches will place the entire region at the risk of an explosion,” Safadi said in a joint press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Mariya Gabriel in Amman on Sunday.

“Every day that passes with the war going unabated increases the risk of explosion and mounts its casualties,” he said.

Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic lunar calendar, will start around March 10 this year.

For her part, the Bulgarian foreign minister expressed her concern about the humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip amid the Israeli regime's onslaught on the territory.

“Jordan has proven itself as a peacemaker in the region and we support its efforts,” Gabriel said.

Israel waged its brutal war on the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out a historic operation against Israel in retaliation for the usurping entity’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Some 29,690 Palestinians, imost of them women and children, have been killed and about 70,000 others have been injured since the start of Israel’s brutal aggression on Gaza.

The regime has also intensified its siege of Gaza, leaving many parts of the narrow strip of land, which is home to more than 2.3 million Palestinians, without water, electricity, fuel, and internet.

In an interim ruling in January, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent genocide in Gaza, saying the regime must ensure its forces do not commit genocide and also ensure the preservation of evidence of alleged acts of genocide.

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