Jordanians call for closure of Israeli embassy

February 13, 2012 12:25 pm 

AMMAN, Feb. 13 — Scores of Jordanians held a sit-in on Sunday, calling for closing the Israeli embassy in Amman and expelling the Israeli ambassador.

Holding Jordanian and Palestinian flags, the demonstrators called on the Jordanian government to shut down the Israeli embassy in Jordan's capital and to expel the Israeli ambassador.

Jordanian security forces dispersed the crowds as they attempted to approach the Israeli embassy in Amman, while protestors hurled stones at security forces deployed around the Israeli embassy, according to local news websites.

The demonstrators held the sit-in in protest of calls by Israel's Likud Party to storm into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to build the Jews alleged temple.

Members of the Israeli right-wing Likud party on Thursday called for storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday to build their alleged temple on the ruins of the mosque, Israeli right wing websites were quoted by official Palestinian news agency Wafa as saying.

According to Wafa, several Israeli right-wing websites published an announcement on behalf of the Likud party, calling on thousands of Likud members to storm the mosque along with a delegation headed by Moshe Feiglin, who ran against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.(PNA/Xinhua) DCT/mmg

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