Irbid shops close in protest of Trump announcement

Jordan

Published: 2017-12-07 13:05

Last Updated: 2017-12-07 13:19


A shop in the northern complex in Irbid closes its doors. (Roya)
A shop in the northern complex in Irbid closes its doors. (Roya)
Roya News Source

Merchants in Irbid, a northern city of Jordan, closed the doors to their shops Thursday to a decision by US President Donald Trump, recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

According to a Ro’ya reporter, the shops of the city were closed, with slogans posted to the shut doors rejecting the decision of Trump and reaffirming that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine.

Protests have taken place across Jordan and Palestine following the controversial announcement by Trump last night.

Jordan’s King Abdullah has condemned the decision, saying in a phone call to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, that "Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israeli capital and moving the US embassy to the holy city will have serious and dangerous repercussions on the safety and stability of the region."