VIDEO: Dozens call for end to Israel-Jordan peace treaty outside House of Representatives


Published: 2017-12-12 17:56

Last Updated: 2021-09-26 15:31

Protestors outside the House of Representatives, Amman. (Roya)
Protestors outside the House of Representatives, Amman. (Roya)

Dozens of political figures and parties in Jordan stages a sit-in infront of the House of Representatives in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday, in rejection of US President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city.

Participants called on the House of Representatives to pressure government to cancel the peace treaty with Israel, which was signed in 1994.

The argued that the House of Representatives must take a stand, and called on the Jordanian government to continue its support for Palestinians on an local, regional and international level.

This comes after 14 MPs signed a Parliamentary Memorandum on Monday, calling on the government to issue an amended law which takes into consideration the abolition of the peace treaty.
MPs said their request is a response to the Israeli violations for all international laws and legislations, and for attacking the Hashemite Guardianship of the Holy Sites in Jerusalem.