Communicvations Minister: We have not observed any efforts to approach our skies during past hours

Amman: Minister of Government Communications Muhannad Mubaideen said that “”Maintaining national security and public safety is our top priority. We want to keep our borders unbroken and our sovereignty over our land, airspace, and sea unaffected by anything that has happened or is happening.”

Mubaideen added regarding the effect of the Iranian-Israeli escalation on the Jordanian scene, during a telephone interview with Al Mamlaka TV on Friday, “We have been clear, we will not allow it to be a battlefield for anyone,” he continued, “We are monitoring the situation closely, and we have not detected any attempts to approach our skies during the past hours.” This gives us hope and comfort. “This is a consistent Jordanian position, and it needs to be addressed for everyone to know.”

As we stated a few days ago, the air sorties conducted by the Royal Jordanian Air Force are precautionary and will continue in accordance with the circumstances and data estimated by the Jordan Armed Forces. He said that everything i
s going according to plan and that there is nothing to be concerned about in the regularity of daily life and the work process.

“We are in constant contact with the media and provide them with current information,” Mubaideen said, expressing his wish for everyone to refrain from spreading rumors. Regarding the aerial sorties, the armed forces released two comments. The government also took this action. We want Jordanians to know that all we do is work to protect national security as well as individual citizen security.”

“We are urging, first, continuously, and permanently for a ceasefire, and this brutal aggression against our people in Gaza must end. We also must work to facilitate the entry of aid permanently and adequately, and we are working,” Mubaideen said in response to a question regarding the acceleration of Jordanian aid to Gaza over the past few weeks. With hundreds of trucks and dozens of planes delivered by Jordan, we aim to keep lending a helping hand to families and brothers in Palestine in t
his way. We were able to bring in over 280 food relief trucks in less than two weeks. There has to be more international pressure used in this regard. In addition to political pressure to halt the war on Gaza.

Source: Jordan News Agency

7 martyrs and injured as a result of the occupation bombing of a house in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip

Gaza: 7 citizens were martyred in a raid carried out by Israeli occupation aircraft, tonight, on the Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Local sources said that 7 martyrs, the majority of whom were children and women, were martyred when the Israeli occupation aircraft bombed a house in the Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood, west of the city of Rafah.

The occupation bombed a house belonging to the Al-Arja family in Rafah, and targeted another house in Al-Shati camp, west of Gaza City, while artillery continues to bomb the eastern areas

Source: Maan News Agency

The occupation arrests a child from Ain Sultan camp

On Friday, the Israeli occupation forces arrested a child from Ain Al-Sultan camp, north of the city of Jericho.

The director of the Prisoner Club in Jericho, Eid Barahma, said that forces arrested the child Ghazi Shehada Youssef Abu Al-Hayja (17 years old), after arresting him at a military checkpoint south of the city of Jericho

Source: Maan News Agency

MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES RESCHEDULES FLIGHTS TO DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Due to the temporary reduction in the number of flights imposed to and from Dubai International Airport on all airlines during the storm recovery process, Middle East Airlines -Air Liban announces its flights to and from Dubai as follows:

Friday 19 April 2024:

Arrival

Departure

Flight no.

To BEY From

Arrival

Departure

Flight no.

From BEY to

15:05

12:45

ME427

Dubai

11:45

07:30

ME426

Dubai

23:59

21:40

ME429

Dubai

20:40

16:25

ME428

Dubai

* Flights are according to the local time of each city

ME1430/1430 has been cancelled due to the restrictions imposed by Dubai Airport Authorities.

Saturday 20 April 2024:

Arrival

Departure

Flight no.

To BEY From

Arrival

Departure

Flight no.

From BEY to

15:05

12:45

ME427

Dubai

11:45

07:30

ME426

Dubai

23:59

21:40

ME429

Dubai

20:40

16:25

ME428

Dubai

* Flights are according to the local time of each city

ME430/430 has been cancelled due to the restrictions imposed by Dubai Airport Authorities.

Sunday 21 April 2024:

Arrival

D
eparture

Flight no.

To BEY From

Arrival

Departure

Flight no.

From BEY to

23:59

21:40

ME429

Dubai

20:40

16:25

ME428

Dubai

04:35**

02:15**

ME431

Dubai

01:15**

21:00

ME430

Dubai

* Flights are according to the local time of each city **Next day

ME426/427 has been cancelled due to the restrictions imposed by Dubai Airport Authorities.

Flexibility policy shall apply as follows:

Routing: All ME routings which includes sectors Beirut – Dubai – Beirut.

Tickets: ME tickets Issued on/before 18 April 2024

Bookings: Original Booking between 18 and 25 April 2024.

Change of Reservation flexibility: one free change permitted on/before 30April 2024 , within the same cabin at no additional charge.

Refund Flexibility: Full Refund permitted.

Rerouting Flexibility: Permitted from /to AUH only .

Source: National news agency – Lebanon

US vetoes Palestine’s bid for full UN membership

Amman: The United States has blocked the world body’s acceptance of a Palestinian state by vetoing a request for full UN membership made by Palestine to the Security Council.

Twelve members of the fifteen-member Security Council voted in favor, two abstained the UK and Switzerland and the US in against.

Source: Jordan News Agency