Israel flags burned during Amman rally (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Roi Kais Published: 05.04.12, 18:20)
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Hundreds gather after Friday prayers to protest against peace deal
with Israel; demand embassy´s closure
Israeli flags were burned on Friday during a rally in Amman against
Jordan´s peace treaty with the Jewish state, Ynet reported.
Following Friday prayers at the al-Husseini mosque in the Jordanian
capital, hundreds of people burned Israeli and US flags while
chanting "Death to Israel" and "America the snake."
The protesters called to immediately expel the Israeli ambassador and
close the Israeli embassy in Amman.
The demonstrators also chanted slogans against the new Jordanian
government and its prime minister, Fayez Tarawneh, who was appointed
by King Abdullah just a few days ago. They demanded the government´s
dissolution. Tarawneh had already served as prime minister from 1998
The political turmoil in the Hashemite Kingdom has resulted in the
appointment of four different prime ministers over the past 14 months
alone. The previous PM, Awn Khasawneh, resigned late last month after
barely six months in office following growing criticism of a draft
election law his government was preparing.
Khasawneh, 62, was asked to form a government last October by King
Abdullah after protests calling for faster political reforms in the
But his proposed election law drew criticism, including from tribal
parliamentarians and the powerful intelligence services, who felt it
favored Islamist politicians.
During a smaller rally held at the end of March, several dozen
demonstrators gathered near the Israeli embassy in Amman also burned
Israeli flags. Reuters contributed to the report (Copyright 2012 ©
Yedioth Internet 05/04/12)
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