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King Abdullah II of Jordan told the General Assembly General Debate that “the bitter war on Gaza" in 2020, was a reminder that the current Middle East situation "is simply unsustainable." UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 21, 22 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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21 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

22 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein on General Assembly screens
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, King, Jordan:
“The bitter war on Gaza this past year was a reminder that the current situation is simply unsustainable. And the suffering we continue to see points us once more to the critical need to keep supporting UNRWA, as it continues to fulfil its UN mandate and provide vital humanitarian services to 5.7 million vulnerable
Palestinian refugees."
4. Med shot, Jordan delegation
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, King, Jordan:
“Jerusalem is at the heart of this peace. Billions of people around the world hold this Holy City dear. For our part, Jordan will continue working to preserve the historic and legal status quo of Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian Holy Sites, under Hashemite Custodianship. I believe Jerusalem’s holiness to Muslims, Christians, and Jews can and must bring us together. With international help, the Holy City can be, not a cause of division, but a symbol of unity for all to see."
6. Wide shot, King Abdullah II on General Assembly screens
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, King, Jordan:
“Desperate living-conditions are looming for millions—family tables without food, homes losing electricity and water, workplaces unable to operate. In this time of great need, we owe the Lebanese people our full support, to enable them to rise from this crisis. And that demands a well-planned, well-executed international response, engaging all of us. And the world must not forget the millions of refugees in host countries like Lebanon."
8. Tilt down, from screens to audience

STORYLINE:

King Abdullah II of Jordan today (22 Sep) told the General Assembly General Debate that “the bitter war on Gaza this past year was a reminder that the current situation is simply unsustainable,” and stressed “the critical need” to keep supporting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) “as it continues to fulfil its UN mandate and provide vital humanitarian services to 5.7 million vulnerable Palestinian refugees."

The Jordanian leader said Jerusalem was “at the heart” of peace efforts in the Middle East. He said, “billions of people around the world hold this Holy City dear.”

Jordan, he said, “will continue working to preserve the historic and legal status quo of Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian Holy Sites, under Hashemite Custodianship,” and added that “the Holy City can be, not a cause of division, but a symbol of unity for all to see."

Turning to the situation in Lebanon, the King said, “desperate living-conditions are looming for millions—family tables without food, homes losing electricity and water, workplaces unable to operate. In this time of great need, we owe the Lebanese people our full support, to enable them to rise from this crisis. And that demands a well-planned, well-executed international response, engaging all of us. And the world must not forget the millions of refugees in host countries like Lebanon."
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