“The protest was held hours after Amman summoned Israeli Ambassador Daniel Nevo and MPs unanimously called for his expulsion in a non-binding vote, in response to the detention of Mufti Mohammed Hussein.”
Police sources said on Thursday that a group of young Jordanians held an overnight sit-in near the Israeli embassy to protest against the regime’s recent move.
Firas Qasas, an organizer of the event said, “Dozens of members of political parties and youth movements held the one-hour sit-in to express their anger at Israel and actions of the settlers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
On Wednesday, the Israeli police said Mufti Mohammed Hussein was arrested at his home over suspicions of ‘involvement in Tuesday clashes in Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ The mufti is in charge of al-Quds’ Islamic holy sites including Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The protest was held hours after Amman summoned Israeli Ambassador Daniel Nevo and MPs unanimously called for his expulsion in a non-binding vote, in response to the detention of Mufti Mohammed Hussein.
Jordanian MPs also asked the government to recall Amman’s Ambassador to Israel, Walid Obeidat.
Qasas further said Jordanian protesters chanted, “The people want to kick out the ambassador and shut down the embassy,” during the demonstration.
The demonstrators also demanded that their country scrap its 1994 peace treaty with the Tel Aviv regime.
On May 7, some 100 Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli forces, entered Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Clashes erupted between the Israeli settlers, soldiers and Palestinians following the entry of the Israelis. Several Palestinians were reportedly injured, and several others were arrested.