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Jordanians rally to defend Al Aqsa

By JT - Oct 04,2015 - Last updated at Oct 04,2015

AMMAN — After Friday prayer this week, around 2,000 political, association, party, parliamentary and popular figures participated in a march to support Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which moved from the Professional Associations Complex in Shmeisani towards the Prime Ministry near the 4th Circle, according to a Jordan Engineers Association (JEA) statement released Saturday. 

The participants, who held Jordanian flags as they proceeded, rejected the recurrent Israeli violations of holy sites in Jerusalem and chanted slogans demanding the government to shoulder its responsibility towards Al Aqsa.

JEA President Majid Tabaa urged the government to take “real measures” against Israeli acts of aggression against Al Aqsa Mosque. 

Tabaa made his remarks during the march, held in cooperation with the Jordanian Commission to Defend Al Aqsa Mosque and other Holy Sites in Jerusalem.

Tabaa said it is time to cancel the Jordan-Israel peace treaty, expel the Israeli ambassador, and cut all ties with Israel, as well as offer support to those defending the mosque to help them withstand Israeli measures. 

The commission to defend Al Aqsa announced rally for October 16 in Quweismeh, calling for a mass participation, according to the statement.


Also on Friday, a similar protest commencing in front of the Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque in downtown Zarqa was held to support Al Aqsa Mosque. Participants chanted slogans demanding Muslims to stand for the mosque and defend sanctuaries in Palestine, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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