Jordanian sources reported that dozens of Jordanian young men held a protest in front of the Jordanian embassy in Amman, while some tried to break into the embassy, demanding the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador due to ongoing Israeli attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.The protesters demanded the Jordanian government to permanently close the Israeli embassy, and cut all diplomatic ties with Israel due to its ongoing violations and attacks against the Palestinians, their property, and their holy sites.
Dozens of Jordanian officers were deployed around the embassy, and removed the protesters who chanted slogans against Israel and the ongoing Israeli escalation, including the escalating violence carried out by the settlers.
On Wednesday, the Jordanian Parliament passed a vote to call on the Jordanian government to expel the Israeli Ambassador in Amman, Daniel Nevo, and voted for recalling the Jordanian Ambassador in Tel Aviv, Walid Obeidat.
The vote in nonbinding and was made after Israel prevented the Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, to allow Israeli settlers to march in the mosque’s compound marking what Israel calls the “reunification of Jerusalem”, referring to Israel illegal occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967.
The parliament also denounced Israel’s arrest of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, who was kidnapped by the Police on Wednesday, and was released after being interrogated for hours.