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Former Jordanian minister: October 7 is "not the cause," but the result of a “seven decades old problem” - i.e., Israel’s creation

Former Jordanian Minister of Government Communications and Minister of State for Media Affairs Faisal Shboul: “When the occupation (i.e., Israeli) government, and behind it many of the Western states, tried to say that Oct. 7, [2023] (i.e., Hamas’ massacre) is the root of the problem, Jordan said clearly that Oct. 7 is a result and not the cause. It is a result of a problem that is more than seven decades old (i.e., Israel’s creation)... It is a result of non-recognition of the Palestinian people’s rights to establish its state in its land.”

[Official PA TV, With the Editor in Chief, May 18, 2024]

Hamas war on Israel October 2023 - Over 1,100 Israelis, including over 800 civilians, were murdered and over 5,000 wounded, in addition to approximately 251 who were abducted into the Gaza Strip (including 135 later released or liberated - 19 of them whose bodies were retrieved - and at least 41 who were killed and had their bodies held), in a Hamas terror war that began when approximately 3,000 Hamas terrorists and thousands of Gazan civilians broke through Israel's security fence at the Gaza Strip border and launched a surprise attack, taking control of several Israeli towns and attacking a music festival on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which fell on the Sabbath, Oct. 7, 2023. During the massacre the terrorists tortured, raped, shot, beheaded, and burned their victims alive, murdering entire families and leaving at least 21 children without parents. Hamas terrorists also fired at least 5,000 rockets at Israeli population centers. In response, Israel launched Operation Iron Swords to counter the Hamas terror threat. Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon joined Hamas' terror war starting from the following day, attacking Israel from the north. Occasional rocket launches and shootings continued from Lebanon throughout the war. A ceasefire and prisoner exchange deal began on Nov. 24, 2023, in which Israel agreed to release 150 terrorist prisoners, pause drone surveillance in the Gaza Strip, and allow movement between the northern and southern Gaza Strip, in return for 50 Israeli female and child hostages held by Hamas. The deal was subsequently extended with additional releases, until Hamas violated the agreement and resumed attacking on Dec. 1, 2023.

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