Jordanâ€™s Princess Haya, a UN messenger of peace, warned on Sunday that growing Arab anger and frustration over Israelâ€™s war in the Gaza Strip, could spiral out of control.
â€˜I think the frustration on the Arab street, the humiliation, the hurt, the anger and the sadness are something that canâ€™t be kept under control very easily in the near coming future if this (war) continues,â€™ Haya told AFP in telephone interview.
â€˜This is another threat that the world has to look to. We have seen peopleâ€™s demonstrations and we have seen angry ones but, I mean, they will become angrier.â€™
Princess Haya, daughter of the late King Hussein and wife of Dubaiâ€™s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, said the â€˜world is not listeningâ€™ to reason in the region.
â€˜Solving the Palestinian problem is key to solving all the issues in the region. But if they (the world) donâ€™t listen to people when they are being reasonable, whatâ€™s left? They will be blamed for being unreasonable,â€™ she said.
â€˜I am frustrated like the people (in the region) that nothing is being done.â€™
Haya, who chairs the Amman-based Tkiyet Um Ali charity organisation, said 300,000 Palestinians in Gaza are â€˜facing death and frustration.â€™
â€˜We are supposed to send 15 trucks of aid to Gaza every day starting today,â€™ she said, adding that each truck carries 5,700 food packages.
â€˜But I have just heard that the Israelis are reducing the capacity of each truck by 10 percent.
â€˜Why would they need to take 500 food packages of each truck? One package can feed three people for a month.â€™
â€˜I am frustrated like the people that nothing is being done. Itâ€™s nearly impossible to operate and the world needs to stand up and say this,â€™ she said.
Jordan, which signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994, is sending daily aid shipments to Gaza, where the 16-day-old war has so far killed around 880 Palestinians.