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Jordan cancels Israel's lease on two territories

Jordan will implement "full sovereignty" over Ghumar and Al-Baqoura, King Abdullah II told his government on Sunday.

The announcement means that Amman is cancelling its lease of the territories to Israel which had officially been ruling them after signing a peace treaty in 1994 even though it has exercised power over the territories de facto for around 70 years.

Earlier this year, Jordan pulled its ambassador from Israel after the arrests of two Jordanians in the country. However, diplomatic relations were restored to the highest level after the individuals were freed.

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