Jordanians hold anti-US demonstration

Jordanians hold anti-US demonstration
Sat Feb 8, 2014 07:59:32

Thousands of Jordanians have staged a protest rally in Amman to show resentment against the United States ahead of an upcoming visit by the US Secretary of State John Kerry.

The demonstrators, mainly from Arab nationalist groups and Jordanian tribes, expressed anger on Friday at the so-called peace talks between the Israeli regime and the Palestinian Authority, Press TV reported.

The protesters chanted “Death to America,” “Our people will never surrender,” and “We will liberate you Palestine.”

They also called on Palestinian groups to reject the ongoing talks, which are sponsored by Washington.

Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on the territories of the occupied West Bank, East al-Quds, and the besieged Gaza Strip and are demanding the Israeli regime's withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories.

Last Palestinian-Israeli talks had broken down in September 2010 after Tel Aviv refused to freeze its settlement activities in the occupied West Bank.

The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle for the efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.

More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds in 1967.

The United Nations and most countries across the globe regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by the regime's forces in a war in 1967 and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.

The Israeli regime, however, has persistently defied all international demands to halt the illegal construction of new settlements in West Bank and East al-Quds.


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