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Jordanians rally in solidarity protest, chant, ‘Jerusalem is Arab’

Hundreds of Jordanians are chanting “Jerusalem is Arab,” as part of a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The march is taking place in the center of the capital of Amman, following Friday mosque prayers.

The demonstrators raise posters showing Jordan’s King Abdullah II and the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, Islam’s third holiest site. They chanted, “America is the head of the snake.”

Jerusalem is home to key Muslim, Jewish and Christian shrines and its eastern sector is sought by the Palestinians as a future capital. Israel claims the entire city as its capital.

Jordan has a special stake in Jerusalem. Its monarch is the religious guardian of the Muslim shrine, and the kingdom has a large Palestinian population.

— AP

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