The Hamas movement on Friday released a statement welcoming the restoration of its ties with Jordan, following a series of meetings held over the past weeks between a Hamas delegation and representatives of the Jordanian government.
The Hamas delegation, headed by member of the group’s political bureau Mohammed Nazzal, met Thursday with Jordanian Intelligence Director Mohammed Zahabi in order to discuss the relations between the parties and the restrictions on the movement’s activity in Jordan.
Jordanian newspapers reported that the meeting was positive and that the two sides managed to resolve many of the disagreements between them.
Zahabi demanded that the Palestinian movement refrain from taking sides in Jordan’s political issues. Amman’s main claims against Hamas are that Hamas is politically involved in Jordan, mostly by supporting the Jordanian Muslim Brothers and attempting to take control of the kingdom’s trade unions….