Jordan Telecom announced Sunday a 20 percent reduction on phone calls to the Palestinian territories during the month of Ramadan, which began last Monday. Company director, Shabib Ammari, stressed that the measure had been taken "to show solidarity with our Palestinian brothers in the crisis which they face."
France Telecom, which owns 40 percent of Jordan Telecom, "supported this decision," said Ammari. Phone calls to the Palestinian territories cost 0.40 dinar, or six cents per minute.
Half of Jordan's five million inhabitants are Palestinian. Family members are sometimes split between Jordan and the West Bank. — (AFP, Amman)
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