Jordan's Muslim opposition protests Gaza blockade

Jordan's largest Muslim opposition group led a march of about 1,500 Jordanians on Friday in the country's capital to protest Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel sealed its border with the coastal area after the collapse of a five month truce with Hamas to halt rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli towns. The protesters marched through Amman after Friday noon prayers. They urged Israel to open its borders with Gaza and the Jordanian government to close the Israeli embassy in Amman. The worshippers also shouted slogans insulting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for recently confiscating Hamas weapons from Hebron in the West Bank.