Jordanian Protestors Try to Reach Israeli Embassy
A students’ rally that set out from the campus of the University of Jordan in Amman heading for the Israeli embassy on Tuesday was blocked by Jordan’s security forces, according to eyewitnesses.
At a short distance from the university, the witnesses added, the police stopped them and the governor of Amman addressed the angry crowd saying the authorities would allow them to go on with the march, but warned them against heading for the embassy, which is already heavily guarded since the eruption of violence in Palestine Thursday.
The sources said the demonstrators resumed their rally, but it is not known whether or not they changed their destination.
Participants in the demonstration chanted slogans calling for an end to peace efforts, and called for the release of Ahmad Daqamseh, the Jordanian soldier serving a life sentence for the killing of seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 on the Jordanian-Israeli border.
Daqamseh told the court that the girls made fun of him while he was praying.
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