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Israel protests to Jordan over flag trampling

There was no comment from Jordanian authorities on the Israeli protest

Ekip   | 30.12.2018
Israel protests to Jordan over flag trampling

Israel

By Osama al-Ghassani  

JERUSALEM

Israel has formally protested to Jordan after a government spokesperson stepped on an Israeli flag during a visit to a trade union in Amman.  

Jumana Ghunaimat was seen stepping on a drawing of the Israeli flag as she entered the building of the Jordanian trade union on Thursday to attend a meeting there.  

The Israeli flag was drawn on the floor at the building’s entrance along with shoe marks as a protest against Israel by the trade union – which opposes normalization of ties with Tel Aviv.  

Israeli media said Israeli authorities summoned Jordanian ambassador Ghassan al-Megali on Sunday to protest the spokesperson’s behavior.  

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz reportedly attended the meeting, but stepped into the building through a side entrance.  

Thursday’s meeting was held to discuss ways of easing tension between the government and trade unions over a controversial tax law introduced by the cabinet.  

There was no comment from Jordanian authorities on the Israeli protest.  

Jordan and Israel have signed a peace treaty in 1994.

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