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Jordanian street voices anger over Al Aqsa restrictions

By JT - Jul 22,2017 - Last updated at Jul 22,2017

Demonstrators march in Downtown Amman to protest against Israeli measures in occupied Jerusalem on Friday (Photos by Amjad Ghsoun)

AMMAN — As Palestinian protesters faced Israeli violence in occupied Palestine, large crowds took to the streets of Jordanian cities on Friday to protest Israeli measures in occupied Jerusalem, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Israeli measures have included the installation of metal detectors at entrances to Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif, which Palestinians reject since they view the move as Israel asserting further control of it, Agence France-Presse reported.  

In downtown Amman, protesters in the capital marched from Al Hussein Square to denounce the Israeli measures at Al Aqsa, while in Zarqa, 22km east of Amman, activists and political parties marched from the Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. 

Also on Friday, activists in Karak, 140km south of Amman, marched from Al Omari Mosque Square, where they called on the Islamic and Arab world to stand up against Israeli aggression.

In Salt, 35km northwest of the capital, demonstrators also protested against the measures which also included Israel’s barring of men under 50 from entering the Old City for prayers.

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