Jordanian protesters urge Israel to end blockade against Gaza
Hundreds of Jordanians have held a demonstration in the capital Amman in
protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza, urging for an end to the worsening
humanitarian conditions in the coastal enclave, daily The Jordan Times reported
The protesters marched from the headquarters of the Islamic Action
Front (IAF), which organized the demonstration, to the parliament building
yesterday, calling for an end to the embargo, according to the report.
secretary general Zaki Bani Rsheid was quoted as saying that "we want to send a
message to the international community and Western governments who claim to
stand for democracy and human rights" that Israel must stop "the hypocrisy
towards our people in Palestine."
"This unjust blockade must stop now," he
Despite requests from the EU and the UN, Israel continued a
complete lockdown of the coastal Gaza Strip, keeping cargo crossings, a main
passageway for fuel and humanitarian aid, shut in response to rocket and mortar
fire at Israeli border towns.