Demonstrations in Jordan denouncing Israeli massacres of Palestinians
Jordan-Palestine, Politics, 3/9/2002
The Jordanian capital Amman on Friday witnessed demonstrations denouncing the massacres committed by the Israeli forces against the Palestinians. The demonstrators denounced the debated settlement projects and called on the Jordanian government to cancel the peace agreement with Israel.
More than 3000 persons demonstrated in various areas of Amman including two camps for the Palestinian refugees and the demonstrators denounced the "Israeli crimes" against the Palestinians and the "settlement plans." This is, however, the first time during the current week when Jordanians demonstrate against the Israeli crimes. Five days ago a demonstration was held at the university of Jordan.
Worthy mentioning that the Jordanian government embargoes demonstrations in all parts of the country following the killing of demonstrators in 2001 during solidarity demonstrations with the Palestinian Intifada. The demonstrators were held in al-Baqaa and al-Wahdat camps for the Palestinian refugees and in a quarters adjoining the Jordan university in Amman following Friday's prayers. The demonstrators chanted slogans supporting the "militant struggle mounted by the Palestinians against the Israeli war crimes."
The Muslim Brothers groups, the strongest opposition force in Jordan organized the demonstration under intensive presence for the Jordanian riot fighting forces and no security incidents were reported.
Meantime, the Jordanian King Abdullah II voiced his country's solidarity with the Palestinian people and their leader Yasser Arafat who is besieged by the Israelis. The King telephoned Arafat on Thursday evening to learn from him, according to an official delegation "conditions in the Palestinian territories in light of the Israeli military escalation and the increased violence."
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