Jordanian Protesters Demand Cancellation of Peace Treaty with Israel

Jordanian anti-Israeli protesters burn an Israeli flag October 24, 2000 after marching in support of Palestinians toward Jordan's border with the West Bank. More than10,000 demonstrators took part in a rally where more than 20 persons were injured . The 'return march' was called to demand the right of return …
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The Algemeiner reports: Several hundred Jordanian protesters held a demonstration near the Israeli Embassy in Amman on Friday where they called for the cancellation of the Hashemite kingdom’s 1994 peace treaty with the Jewish state.

According to Israeli media reports, including one by Channel 2, the protesters chanted slogans such as, “A million martyrs are marching to Jerusalem” and “Resist, don’t give in.”

Tensions between Israel and Jordan have been running high since last Sunday’s incident in which an Israeli Embassy security guard shot two Jordanians dead after he was assaulted with a screwdriver. Jordan was also critical of the security measures — later lifted — Israel put in place at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem following the July 14 terrorist attack therein which two policemen were killed.

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