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Jordan protesters call for ouster of Israeli envoy in Amman

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators hold angry protests in Amman demanding an end to Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel, following clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Jerusalem.

Waving Palestinian and Jordanian flags, a crowd of over 1,500 people including both Islamist party supporters and leftist activists demand the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.

The protesters are kept back from the embassy and behind a security cordon.

They carry banners reading: “No embassy, no ambassador” and “What was taken by force can only be returned by force.”

Jordan’s 1994 treaty with the Jewish state was “not peace, it’s capitulation,” they chant.

“Expel the embassy, expel the ambassador!”

Some also burn an Israeli flag to cries of “Death to Israel.”

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