Jordan has called in Israel's ambassador for an official protest over a controversial decision to expel Palestinians that Israel says are living illegally in the West Bank, the Jordanian state news agency reported Wednesday.
The Jordanian government considers the Israeli move "a flagrant violation of international law and conventions" and a violation of Israel's obligations as the occupying power in the West Bank, the state news agency Petra announced.
Israel has controlled the West Bank since the 1967 Mideast war. The order at the center of the controversy threatens Palestinians living in the territory without an Israeli-issued permit with deportation or imprisonment as "infiltrators."
The order modifies rules that date back to 1969. It took effect Wednesday.