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Thousands of protesters surround Israeli embassy in Jordan

For the sixth night in a row, thousands of Jordanians have demonstrated near the Israeli embassy in Amman to voice their support for Palestinians in Gaza.

The demonstrators gathered in front of the Israeli embassy on Friday, calling on the Jordanian government to cancel its highly unpopular peace treaty with Israel and end all its other agreements with the occupying regime.

Protesters slammed the latest Israeli crimes, in particular its attacks on hospitals in Gaza.

They expressed their support for Palestinian resistance groups and reiterated their demand for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

They also called on the Jordanian government to cancel its peace treaty with Israel and close the regime’s embassy in the Arab country.

Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994 amid efforts at the time by the US to work out a so-called two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, an initiative which has failed to bear fruit after nearly three decades.

The protesters also demanded that the export of goods from Jordan to the occupied territories be stopped, as they chanted slogans in support of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

Jordanians have been taking to the streets over the past few days to condemn the regime’s crimes in the Gaza Strip.

Jordanian security forces have in the past broken up demonstrations with tear gas and arrests, leaving several people injured.

Since Israel launched its genocidal war on Gaza on October 7, 2023, Jordan has been the scene of huge pro-Palestine rallies as anti-Israeli sentiments have spiked across the region over the regime’s brutal onslaught.

Israel’s embassy in the kingdom has been a flashpoint for those protests. Jordan hosts 2.4 Palestinian refugees.

Jordanian authorities, however, have dealt with anti-Israeli protests with a repressive hand, arresting hundreds of activists and protesters after accusing them of breaking the law.

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