Jordanian Protesters Call for Liberation of Jerusalem
Shouting "Allahu Akbar," or God is great, hundreds of Jordanian protesters on Friday demanded a holy war to liberate Jerusalem, reported The Associated Press.
After Friday prayers, about 700 protesters marched between two mosques in Zarqa, 17 miles northeast of the capital Amman, calling upon Muslims to rise against the "Jewish enemy."
"Jerusalem is the city of Muslims and their prophet Mohammed. Liberate it and kick out the treacherous Jews," shouted Theeb Anis, general secretary of the Zarqa Muslim Brotherhood Movement.
In Friday's peaceful protest, the crowd chanted, "We sacrifice our blood and soul for Al Aqsa."
They also carried banners which read, "Palestine is Muslim from the sea to the river."
A peace summit last month in the United States collapsed over the issue of Jerusalem, which both Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital.
Another issue is the return of refugees. Israel says it will allow only a limited number of refugees to return to the Palestinian territories - Albawaba.com
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