AMMAN (Petra) â€” His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday called for taking all possible measures to stop inter-Palestinian fighting and bring to an end bloodshed and the state of chaos prevailing in the Gaza Strip.During a telephone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip, the King warned of the continuation of the current situationÂ and its repercussions on the Palestinian cause, calling for â€œsafeguarding the Palestinian Authority and preventing the collapse of its establishments that are serving the Palestinian peopleâ€.His Majesty, who was briefed by Abbas on the latest developments on the Palestinian arena, voiced regret over the current cycle of violence and loss of life in the Gaza Strip and said the inter-Palestinian fighting only serves the enemies of the Palestinian people.
King Abdullah expressed hope the feuding sides would “engage in dialogue to come to an agreement to avert an explosive situation”.
The King was speaking from London shortly after his arrival along with Queen Rania from Budapest on a working visit to the United Kingdom.
Earlier in the day in Budapest, the King and Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom said they support Palestinian Authorityâ€™s (PA) efforts to â€œconsolidate legitimacy, national unity and law enforcementâ€.
Expressing their â€œdeep concern about the tragicâ€ situation in the Gaza Strip, the King and the Hungarian president warned, at a Budapest meeting, against the â€œdangerous repercussionsâ€ of failing to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
At a joint press conference, the two leaders urged the international community to encourage Palestinians and Israelis to resume peace negotiations.
â€œThe framework of a solution to the Palestinian problem is stipulated in UN Security Council resolutions, the roadmap to the Middle East peace process and the Arab Peace Initiative,â€ King Abdullah said.
The Arab peace bid is â€œan important proposal that gives Israel the chance to resolve the historical conflict with its neighbours and live in peace in the regionâ€, added the King, who is expected to hold talks with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown and other senior officials on Middle East issues during his visit to the United Kingdom.
Also from London on Thursday, His Majesty telephoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU, and Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora.
The King and Merkel discussed the â€œdangerousâ€ developments in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon.
He urged the EU to help the PA and Lebanese government overcome their â€œsecurity situations as soon as possibleâ€.
King Abdullah told Abbas that Palestinian infighting â€œonly serves the interests of the Palestiniansâ€™ enemiesâ€.
In Amman, Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit held talks with Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Azam Ahmad on the Gaza situation.
Bakhit said the King on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Council on Policies, reiterating Jordanâ€™s support for Palestinian people and calling for immediate ceasefire.
During his telephone call with Siniora, the King renewed Jordanâ€™s â€œstrong condemnationâ€ of the Beirut bombing that killed MP Walid Eido, his son and several other people.
He urged Lebanese political parties and groups to â€œpreserve Lebanese unity, stability and sovereigntyâ€.