Arab states condemn Geert Wilders’ Palestine comments

DUBAI: Several Arab states condemned a statement by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders calling for the displacement of the Palestinian people to Jordan.

The UAE, Bahrain and Yemen issued a condemnation, as well as the Arab League.

In a statement, the UAE Embassy in the Netherlands said: “The UAE stands in full solidarity with brotherly Jordan, and stresses the importance of respecting its sovereignty. It also rejects any denial of the rights of the brotherly Palestinian people and their right to an independent state.”

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry called for combating such ideas, expressing its full solidarity with Jordan.

The statement by Geert Wilders, the far-right Party for Freedom leader, came after he won a major victory in the Dutch elections.

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