Eng. Saleem Al-Batayneh
In times of crisis and hostility, unity within the nation becomes paramount. Jordan, situated in a volatile region, is facing rapid and profound transformations that have repercussions on its geopolitical landscape. Amidst the tumultuous international and regional climate, maintaining a cohesive internal front is pivotal for national security. External threats loom large, attempting to sow discord and weaken the nation’s foundation.
The strength of Jordan’s internal front is not just crucial for its own stability but is intertwined with the well-being of Palestine and the revered Al-Aqsa mosque. Despite the complexity of regional dynamics, the country’s foreign policy hinges upon the resilience of its internal unity.
However, recent events have revealed cracks in this internal unity, casting doubts on the nation’s sustainable development. The need of the hour is to safeguard Jordan’s integrity and shield it from the manipulative agendas of external forces. Unity within is not merely a matter of political stability but is a testament to the country’s resilience and solidarity.
While expressing solidarity with Palestine is a shared sentiment, recent demonstrations in Jordan have strayed beyond empathetic support. Unchecked anger can lead to chaotic outcomes, jeopardizing the stability that Jordan’s citizens strive to uphold.
The importance of the security forces in upholding the state’s prestige and safeguarding societal order cannot be overstated. Attacking the security forces is tantamount to undermining the fabric of the nation, fostering chaos that no one can afford. Unity within the nation is not just a political necessity but a moral obligation, standing against injustice and advocating for the oppressed.
Gaza’s plight resonates deeply within Jordan, aligning the nation’s compass with the struggle for justice and human rights. It serves as a stark reminder that the pursuit of truth and the protection of the vulnerable transcend political boundaries.
Amidst the complexities of the current scenario, Jordan must navigate its course with sagacity and political astuteness. At its core, unity within the nation remains the linchpin for the country’s progress and resilience. In the face of external challenges and internal frictions, Jordan’s commitment to its integrity is a beacon of hope and stability in a tumultuous region.
As we continue to grapple with the intricacies of the current crisis, let us not forget that Palestine remains the symbol of our shared history and heritage, and Jerusalem, its cherished crown.
Everyone today and tomorrow stands with Gaza because justice is valuable. It is great, because injustice is burning and frightening, and because morality has only one side, which is to stand against injustice and with the oppressed, and to stand with the victim against the killer! What is happening in Gaza is a situation in which interests intersect and others converge!
It is a difficult game, an incomprehensible situation, and a conspiracy whose extent is known only to God and those who planned it. The demonstrations in Jordan went beyond sympathy for Gaza!!!
If anger gets out of control, everyone becomes a prisoner of this anger. Palestine will always remain our compass and its crown is Holy Jerusalem.
Al-Batayneh was a member of the Jordanian Parliament.