LONDON (Petra) â€” King Abdullah on Saturday urged the international community to shoulder responsibility for â€œthis criticalâ€ stage of the Palestinian cause.The King told US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over the telephone that â€œswiftâ€ international action is needed now to help the Palestinians overcome their difficult economic situation and â€œensure the sustainability of Palestinian national institutionsâ€. The Monarch called on the US administration to double its efforts to resume Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations, particularly in light of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmertâ€™s talks with US President George W. Bush this week.
In Amman, Government Spokesperson Nasser Judeh reiterated Jordanâ€™s position that the â€œPalestinian national legitimacy must be respectedâ€.
â€œJordan is committed to this legitimacy, which is embodied in the Palestine Liberation Organisation and its constitutional powers,â€ Judeh said on Friday.
The Kingdom â€œstresses the importance of safeguarding the Palestinian Authority and prevent the collapse of its institutions that serve the Palestinian people,â€ he added.
He said Jordan completely reject any defiance of this legitimate authority.
Judeh stressed Jordanâ€™s â€œdeep concern about the dangerous repercussions of the Palestinian infighting and chaos in Gaza on the Palestinian cause, its legitimacy and futureâ€.
He warned against the impact of such situations on the prospects of resolving the cause and restoring the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, mainly the establishment of an independent state.
The official renewed Jordanâ€™s calls for an immediate end to â€œthis unacceptable, sad and dangerous situationâ€. â€œJordan demands that all feuding factions shoulder responsibility for the dear Palestinian people and unify efforts to end this situation that would only lead to deepening the suffering of Palestinians.â€