Hundreds protest against peace treaty with Israel in Jordan

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May 4, 2012 19:23

 
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Hundreds of Jordanians burned Israeli and US flags and called for the cancellation of the 1994 peace accord signed between Israel and Jordan in Amman on Friday.

The anti-Israel sentiment surfaced following Friday prayers during a demonstration against the newly sworn in government headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Tarawneh.

Jordan's King Abdullah swore in a government dominated by conservatives under Tarawneh on Wednesday and tasked it with preparing parliamentary elections expected later this year.

According to The Jordan Times, Islamists and youth activists say the march came in response to remarks by Tarawneh, who played a key role in the Israeli-Jordanian peace process, that if given a second chance, he would still support signing the peace treaty with Israel.

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