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It's a bit more problematic in Jordan in that the last time around, the Palestinians tried to kill the king.

BBC ON THIS DAY | 9 | 1970: King Hussein escapes gunman's bullet

Following the 1967 war with Israel, Jordan lost the West Bank of the Jordan River. Thousands of Palestinian refugees fled into Jordan, swelling the refugee population to two million.

From their new base in Jordan, Yasser Arafat and his Palestine Liberation Organisation began launching military operations against Israel, drawing bloody reprisals that killed and injured Jordanians.

Feelings of anger among Palestinians have been exacerbated by King Hussein's involvement in Middle East peace moves which have involved talks with Israel.

The leader of Al Fatah, the largest of the Palestinian guerrilla groups, has said any Arab Head of State trying to reach a peaceful settlement with Israel will be murdered.

Jordan doesn't want the West Bank. What would it do with it?
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Jan 6th, 2009 at 04:02:16 AM EST
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