Following the moment of silence, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh recited a prayer in memory of the “martyrs,” Uday and Rassan Abu-Jamal, terrorists who were killed by police after shooting and hacking to death four rabbis at prayer and a Druze police officer who heroically intervened.
MP Mohammed al-Ktatsh went so far as to demand that, in addition to the parliamentary memorial, the Parliament compose a letter condemning “the Zionist attacks on Jerusalem and its inhabitants after a ‘heroic act’ committed by the two east Jerusalem residents,” reports Ynet.
The memorial prayer for the terrorists followed a condemnation of terror attacks from Jordan’s official government spokesman Mohammad Al-Momani, who said, “Jordan condemns an attack on any citizen and condemns all acts of violence and terrorism that hurt civilians, whatever their origin.” Al-Momani did not specifically address the terrorist attack in the Jerusalem synagogue in his statements.
In fact, in addition to the condemnation, Al-Momani ordered Israel to stop all alleged unilateral steps and repeated attacks on the Temple Mount and al-Aqsa mosque.
Still, Jordan was one of the only Arab countries to officially condemn the Jerusalem terror attack, along with Bahrain.
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