Archive for July 5th, 2012

Jordanians burn US, Israeli flags

Wed Sep 14, 2011

Jordanian protesters have gathered outside the US Embassy in the capital, Amman, burning Israeli and American flags and demanding an end to relations with Tel Aviv and Washington.

Chanting anti-US slogans, demonstrators on Wednesday condemned Washington’s policy in the Middle East and called for the expulsion of Americans from their country.

The rare protest was reportedly held over WikiLeaks cables suggesting Washington had covert plans to turn Jordan into a home for Palestinian refugees.

The protest was held ahead of a planned million-man march in front of the Israeli Embassy in Amman on Thursday. Organizers say the protesters will try to break into the Israeli Embassy and bring down its flag.

Israel has announced a state of alert at its embassies around the world after protesters stormed its embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Friday and forced its ambassador to flee.

Source: PressTV.