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Jordan excludes Palestinians from foreign investor concessions

Jordan reportedly excluded Palestinian investors from the West Bank from investing inside the kingdom, which some analysts link to the talks about finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, namely by creating a Jordanian-Palestinian confederation.
Jordanian Prime Minster Hani Al-Mulki (R) greets Algerian Parliament speaker Abdul Qadir bin Saleh upon his arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman on March 28, 2017.
Foreign ministers of the Arab League hold second day of talks ahead of the bloc's summit. / AFP PHOTO / Khalil MAZRAAWI        (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

An official Jordanian source said Sept. 23 that his government excludes Palestinian businessmen living in the West Bank from economic concessions recently granted to foreign investors in terms of streamlining investment procedures and reducing the time of obtaining the necessary approvals, without explaining the reason for this exception.

The same source told Al-Quds Press on condition of anonymity that after Palestinian investors are denied the concessions, they would not be able to set up their own projects in Jordan because of the complexities they would face when applying for a permit to do so.

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