Anti-Israel rally in Amman
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Jordan: Members of parliament burn Israeli flag

Lawmakers in Amman hold moment of silence for those killed in IDF offensive, some call for expulsion of Israeli ambassador

The al-Arabiya network of the United Arab Emirates reported Sunday that three Jordanian members of parliament burned an Israeli flag during a special parliament session protesting the IDF operation in the Gaza Strip.


According to the report, the MPs initially planned to step on the flag, but then decided to set fire to it as some of their colleagues applauded.


Another Jordanian lawmaker held a placard saying the Hashemite Kingdom should expel the Israeli ambassador. The MPs then held a moment of silence I honor of those killed during the Israeli offensive.


During the session Prime Minister Nader Dahabi said Jordan supports "our brothers in the occupied Palestinian territories."


On Saturday the Muslim Brotherhood organized a rally in the capital Amman in protest of the operation in the Strip. Demonstrators claimed that the Arab countries were not doing enough to assist the Gazan population. 


פרסום ראשון: 12.28.08, 19:10
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