King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan issued a decree restricting the transfers, place of residence and communications of Prince Hamzah, the half-brother of the Jordanian monarch, according to a royal court statement issued today, Thursday.
Hamza, who is the former crown prince and who was previously placed under house arrest last year, was accused in April 2021 of trying to destabilize the kingdom by adopting a foreign scheme, but the sentence was rescinded after he pledged allegiance to the king.
What is in the statement? royalist?
The Royal Hashemite Court website cited a speech by the King of Jordan, Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, in which he said, after sending peace and greetings to the people of Jordan:
“I am writing to you in the hope of turning a dark page in the history of our country and our family. As you know, when the details of the “sedition” case were revealed last year, I chose to deal with my brother Prince Hamzah within the framework of our family, hoping that he would realize his mistake and come to his senses, as an active member of our Hashemite family.” .
And the King of Jordan’s statement continued: “However, after a year and a half, during which he exhausted all opportunities to return to his senses and adhere to the biography of our family, I came to the disappointing conclusion that he will not change what he is. This conviction took root in me after every action and every word of my little brother, whom I always looked at. The father’s view of his son, and I was sure that he lives in an illusion that he sees himself as the guardian of our Hashemite heritage, and that he is subjected to a systematic targeting campaign by our institutions.
The statement also stated: “My brother Hamzah continues to ignore all facts and conclusive evidence, and manipulate facts and events to reinforce his false narrative. Unfortunately, my brother truly believes in what he claims. The illusion he is living is not new, as I and the members of our Hashemite family, many years ago, realized his reversal against his pledges and actions. Irresponsibility that aims to sow unrest, not caring about its repercussions on our homeland and our family.”
King Abdullah expressed his disappointment with his brother’s behavior, as he stated, in the statement published by the Royal Hashemite Court, that he “exercised the utmost levels of tolerance, restraint and patience with Prince Hamzah.”
King Abdullah also said that Prince Hamzah did not offer any solutions or suggestions for any of Jordan’s problems.
The statement touched on family attempts led by Prince Hassan and family members to “return Prince Hamzah to the right path.”
The statement continued that Prince Hamzah ignored “what was revealed to the public regarding his suspicious relationship and contacts with the traitor of the trust in the name of Awad Allah, and Hassan bin Zaid, who knew my brother very well that he had knocked on the doors of two foreign embassies, inquiring about the possibility of supporting their countries in the event of what he described as a change of government.” .
The statement stated: “Hamza claimed that he and members of his small family had been a victim of targeting for many years, while he and his family enjoyed the various means of comfort and luxury that we have always provided for them in various aspects of their lives and in his palace, even after the events of the strife….”
The detailed statement also stated: “I realized, after all that, that my little brother would continue to live in a state of mind that made him lose the ability to distinguish reality from fiction. I also realized the difficulty of dealing with someone who sees himself as a hero and a victim at the same time.”
The statement added, among several points, on the words of the King of Jordan: “My little brother did so, knowing full well that awarding and reclaiming titles is an exclusive authority for the king, according to Article 37 of the Constitution and the Royal Family Law. At a time when Prince Hamzah announced his decision to relinquish his title, He sent me a private message asking to retain the financial and logistical benefits of his title during the coming period.
The Royal Hashemite Court’s statement cited Prince Hamzah’s latest problems, as he stated: “And in the same vein, Hamza tried to impose friction on the royal guards on the morning of Eid Al-Fitr, in a conclusive indication that he continues in his quest to create unrest and ignite crises, as he did with the Chief of Staff. shared last year…
In his statement, King Abdullah II described his brother’s behavior as destructive, but stressed that what would guarantee Hamza a decent living and his family’s full care and attention would be provided.
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