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Jordanians continue protests against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

By Muath Freij - Dec 30,2017 - Last updated at Dec 30,2017

Police stand guard as protesters take part in a demonstration against the US president's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on Thursday, in Amman (AFP photo by Khalil Mazraawi)

AMMAN — Hundreds of Jordanians took to the streets of downtown Amman on Friday in protest against the decision by US president Donald Trump to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 

Waving Jordanian and Palestinian national flags and carrying banners, the protesters denounced the Trump’s decision and expressed their solidarity with Jerusalem. 

Yaser Ghannam, a demonstrator, said these demonstrations boost the morale of the Palestinians to continue fight for their cause. 

Ahmad Abu Hussein, another protester, said he wanted to send a message to his “brothers” in Palestine that he is supporting them.

“We want to send a message to the US and Zionists that Jerusalem will remain an Arab city. We will keep protesting until this unfair decision is rescinded,” he told The Jordan Times as he marched with his fellow demonstrators. 

He noted that Arabs have to “wake up” and unite. 

For Eyad Razeq, another demonstrator, Jerusalem is a city for all people, including Muslims and Christians. 

 

“God willing, the Zionists will leave the city. Jerusalem will definitely be liberated.” 

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