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King pays surprise Eid visit to Burj area in Jerash
Jerash, 19 August 2012



His Majesty King Abdullah paid a surprise visit to underprivileged families in the Burj area in Jerash Governorate, 48km north of the capital, on the first day of Eid Al Fitr on Sunday.
King Abdullah checked on the needs of families in the area and issued directives for the establishment of homes for several residents in need of houses.
The King visited resident Hassan Bani Mustafa’s house and was acquainted with the family’s difficult economic situation.
Bani Mustafa, who works as an assistant bus driver with a monthly salary of JD155, supports a family of 18 members living in a rented house.
The King instructed the concerned authorities to establish a house for the family.
While checking on the residence of Samira, the wife of Irbahim Otoum, His Majesty learned of the hardships the woman is facing as her husband suffers from chronic diseases and her only child needs urgent eye surgery.
His Majesty issued directives to establish a house for the family, in addition to providing treatment for the husband and performing the child’s needed eye surgery at King Hussein Medical City.
Later in the day, the King left the country for a private visit, while His Royal Highness Prince Feisal was sworn in as Regent.