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Thousands of Jordanians protest near Israeli embassy in Amman in solidarity with Gaza

Jordanians protest for 7th consecutive day, chanting for closure of embassy in Amman, cancelation of peace treaty with Israel

Laith Aljnaidi  | 31.03.2024 - Update : 31.03.2024
Thousands of Jordanians protest near Israeli embassy in Amman in solidarity with Gaza

AMMAN, Jordan

Thousands of Jordanians protested Saturday near the Israeli Embassy in Amman to show solidarity with the Gaza Strip, according to Anadolu.

For the seventh consecutive day, a demonstration took place in the square opposite the Kaluti Mosque in the Rabia area, within walking distance from the embassy headquarters.

The demands of protesters were consistent with previous days, as demonstrators chanted for the closure of the Israeli Embassy and the cancelation of a peace treaty with Tel Aviv.

Demonstrators praised Palestine and the resistance and demanded the opening of borders with the West Bank, chanting: “Remove the military from the borders ... the borders of the West Bank.”

Banners with slogans, including, “The blood of martyrs asks my blood ... How did you accept the peaceful solution?” and others condemning the Israeli offensive were carried by protesters.

The protest saw the participation of doctors who chanted in solidarity with their colleagues in the Gaza Strip and for the director of Al-Shifa Hospital, Mohammad Abu Selmiyah, who is currently being detained by the Israeli army.

The Jordanian government has responded to the demands of protesters and decided Nov. 1, to withdraw its ambassador from Tel Aviv, and rejected the return of the Israeli ambassador to Amman.

Israel has waged a deadly military offensive on Gaza since an Oct. 7 cross-border attack led by Hamas in which less than 1,200 Israelis were killed.

More than 32,700 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have since been killed in Gaza, in addition to mass destruction, displacement and famine conditions.

Israel is accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). An interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

*Writing by Rania Abu Shamala

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