Jordan Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi asserted that Arab forces will not be deployed in Gaza after the end of the war.
Several reports discussed proposals regarding the fate of Gaza after the Israeli aggression, including the deployment of Arab forces to establish stability and the Palestinian Authority (PA) managing the Strip.
However, the Foreign Minister said during the 19th IISS Manama Dialogue that after discussing this issue with "almost all our brethren, there'll be no Arab troops going to Gaza. None. We're not going to be seen as the enemy."
"How could anybody talk about the future of Gaza when we do not know what kind of Gaza will be left once this aggression ends?"
The White House's National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, Brett McGurk, and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attended the security summit.
An informed political source in Amman told Asharq Al-Awsat that Jordan sends pre-emptive stances to test the future of Gaza, according to Israeli plans to impose a new administration after eliminating Hamas.
He said such positions portray Jordan's rejection of the Israeli scenarios about reoccupying parts of the Strip, displacing all residents of northern Gaza, and rejecting any proposals related to the deployment of Arab forces in Gaza after the end of the war.
Jordan fears the expansion of the humanitarian catastrophe and siege in the Strip. Military and security observers believe it would inevitably lead to an increase in the conflict and a deterioration of the security situation in the West Bank.
In light of mounting popular pressure and anticipation of the parliamentary review of the agreements between Amman and Tel Aviv, Safadi announced on Thursday the cessation of talks on the energy-for-water deal with Israel.
During a televised interview, the Minister said Jordan won't sign a deal to provide energy to Israel in water exchange, which was planned to be ratified last month.
"We [Jordan] signed the peace agreement in 1994 as part of a wider Arab effort to establish a two-state solution. That has not been achieved. Instead, Israel has not upheld its part of the agreement. So the peace deal will have to remain on the back burner, gathering dust for now," he said.
Jordanian political observers informed Asharq Al-Awsat of their estimates that Israel plans to impose a policy of displacing Gazans through the expansion of force and the continued targeting of civilians in preparation for the occupation of parts of the enclave.
The Israeli plan aims to prevent Benjamin Netanyahu's government from confronting the public after stopping the war on Gaza.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry in Amman is witnessing several meetings with Western officials to address the escalatory Jordanian positions, especially after talking about "putting all possibilities" in confronting the Israeli aggression on Gaza and undermining opportunities for resuming peace efforts in the region.
Western officials are concerned about freezing the peace agreement Jordan concluded with Israel in 1994.