Hundreds of Jordanians joined a rally Friday organised by the Muslim Brotherhood to denounce Israeli plans to enshrine in law the country’s status as the national Jewish homeland.
An estimated 1,500 protesters set off from the Husseini mosque in downtown Amman holding up signs saying “Al-Aqsa is in danger.”
“There is a greater danger today, and that is the Jewish state draft law,” Hamzeh Mansur, the former head of the Brotherhood’s Islamic Action Front party, told the protesters.
“Where is Jordan’s custodianship over Jerusalem and where is the promised Palestinian state,” he asked.
Jordan has custodianship over the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem — which is holy to both Jews and Muslims — and other Muslim holy sites in annexed Arab east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians want as the capital of their future state.