Jordan Says Israel Has Asked To Discuss Canceled Borderlands Deal

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Jordan said it has received a formal request from Israel to open negotiations about the future of two parcels of land along the border between the countries that the kingdom last month said it would retake control of, in a move perceived as downgrading the peace treaty between the two nations.

Minister of State for Media Affairs Jumana Ghunaimat said Sunday that Israel had asked to hold consultations about the Baqour and Ghumar regions, Jordan’s official Petra News Agency reported.

Known in Israel as Naharayim in the north and the Tzofar enclave in the southern Arava desert, the lands in question were ceded to Jordan as part of the countries’ 1994 peace treaty, but Amman agreed Israeli farmers could still access and work the plots as part of a 25-year lease that had been widely expected in Israel to be renewed.

Read more at Times of Israel.

{Matzav.com}

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