Jordanians, Iraqis mass to protest Israel

Thousands have gathered in the Jordanian capital of Amman for a demonstration in support of Palestinians amid Israeli air strikes on Gaza in reprisal for a deadly Hamas attack.

More than 10,000 people converge in central Amman near Grand Hussein Mosque, responding to a call from Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood, as well as several leftist and youth groups.

There is a heavy security presence in the area, say AFP journalists at the scene.

Jordanian protesters attempting to reach the Israel-controlled Jordanian border with the West Bank earlier clashed with police, according to reports.

Similar protests are expected in Lebanon, Syria and other Arab countries following afternoon prayers on Friday.

In Baghdad, tens of thousands of demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square in the center of the city to show support for Palestinians and protest Israel.

The protest is called by influential Shiite cleric and political leader Muqtada al-Sadr.

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