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Nationwide demonstrations held in support of Jerusalem

By JT - Dec 23,2017 - Last updated at Dec 23,2017

AMMAN — Civil society institutions on Friday held demonstrations across the Kingdom in solidarity with Jerusalem and to protest US President Donal Trump’s decision that recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The “Jordan national campaign of loyalty to homeland and the King”, in cooperation with the motorcycle owners club, organised an event titled “Jerusalem in the eyes and the hearts of the Hashemites” in the Dead Sea area.

Speakers at the event unanimously commended the unified stances that reject the US decision, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Political parties and professional associations in Karak, 140km south of Amman, organised a protest against the US decision, stressing Jerusalem is an Arab city.

They also praised the international position and the UN General Assembly resolution that denounced the US decision.

In Tafileh, 180km southwest of Amman, a march started from the Grand Mosque after the Friday prayer, in protest of the US decision, where participants highlighted the dangerous repercussions of this decision.

Meanwhile in Jerash, 48km north of Amman, political parties organised a protest sit-in at the Hashemite Mosque Square, denouncing Trump’s decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Also in Jerash, the Crown Prince Foundation’s “Haqeq” (achieve) initiative held a silent sit-in and a candle light vigil at the city’s Hashemite Square in solidarity with Jerusalem and in protest of the US decision.

Participants at the event used candles to form the words “Jordan, Jerash and Jerusalem” to highlight the Jordanian-Palestinian unity, according to Petra. 

A similar event was organised in Aqaba, 330km south of Amman, near the Hussein Bin Talal Mosque, where participants called for the unity of the Islamic and Arab nations in defence of Jerusalem and its holy sites to stop the Judaisation of the city.


Maan, 220km south of Amman, also witnessed a sit-in in protest of the US decision, where protesters called on Arabs and the international community exert efforts to safeguard the identity of the holy city.

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