August 5, 1988 |
The Jordanian government announced Thursday that it is dismissing or retiring nearly all of the more than 23,000 civil servants and teachers that it employs in the West Bank, a move in line with King Hussein's decision to sever the kingdom's ties to the Israeli-occupied territory.
October 6, 1988 |
The government of Jordan will continue to spend nearly $10 million a year on a foundation in charge of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem and the Israeli-held West Bank, an official said Wednesday. Abdulaziz Khayyat, minister of religious affairs, said that Jordan is still committed to the Waqf religious foundation and its nearly 2,500 employees, despite King Hussein's July 31 decision to sever legal and administrative ties with the West Bank.