Jordanians continue protesting U.S decision on Jerusalem

December 24, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Irbid (OIC-UNA) – Jordanians on Friday continued their protests against the U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move his country’s embassy to the holy city.

Thousands of people protested in Jordan’s major cities stretching from Irbid in the north to Ma’an in the south, expressing their anger and rejection of the U.S. unilateral decision over Jerusalem.

Raising national and Palestinian flags and the King’s pictures, the protestors hailed Thursday’s United Nations General Assembly vote that slammed the U.S. decision and declared it “null and void.” The General Assembly adopted a resolution rejecting Trump’s 6 December decision to recognize Jerusalem by 128 votes to nine, with 35 abstentions.

The protestors called on countries which voted in favor of the motion to take serious steps towards recognizing Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital, as a response to Trump’s controversial decision, Petra reported.

They held banners that reaffirm that Jerusalem will remain the first of the two Qiblas, and the third of the holy shrines and would remain the core of the issue and the eternal capital of Palestine.

A number of officials, political figures and parties and members of worker’s unions took part in the mass rallies. Similar protests were held in other governorates, including Amman, Jerash, Tafilah, Zarqa and elsewhere.

Source: International Islamic News Agency