Mass protests in Jordan

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With everything else going on we haven't mentioned Jordan yet, where more than 15,000 people have held a peaceful sit-in near the border.

The AFP wire said the activists waved Jordanian and Palestinian flags, with demonstrators carrying banners reading: "Freedom for Jerusalem and freedom for Palestine," and "Jerusalem, here we come," as they gathered in Kafrein, some 10 kilometres from the border crossing and barely a kilometre and a half from the frontier.

"We will not forget you Jerusalem. Down with the Wadi Araba agreement," they chanted, referring to the 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel.

"The Israelis have stolen Palestine. We will return to the Holy Land and restore our rights. We will not forget their crimes," Hammam Said, leader of Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood, told the demonstrators.

Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 15:59

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