By Laith Joneidi
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Sunday
“Baqoura and Ghumar were at the top of our priorities,” King Abdullah said on Twitter.
“Our decision is to terminate the Baqoura and Ghamar annexes from the peace treaty out of our keenness to take all decisions that would serve Jordan and Jordanians."
Jordan leased the two territories to Israel under Annexes 1/B and 1/C under the Jordanian-Israeli Peace Agreement in 1994.
The lease is scheduled to expire on Oct. 25.
Protests rocked the kingdom in recent days to demand the return of the two territories to Jordan’s sovereignty with lawmakers calling on the government not to renew their lease.