Jordanians call on Egypt to honor Muslim obligation over Gaza / PHOTO

Dozens of Jordanians on Sunday gathered near the Egyptian embassy in Amman to protest Egypt's plan to construct an iron wall on Gaza border that has been already under years of Israel siege.

Jordanians call on Egypt to honor Muslim obligation over Gaza / PHOTO

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Dozens of Jordanians on Sunday gathered near the Egyptian embassy in Amman to protest Egypt's plan to construct an iron wall on Gaza border that has been already under years of Israel siege.

Protesters urged Egypt to stop building the wall, calling for popular pressure on Cairo to end its siege on the coastal enclave, Jordanian newspaper reported.



"Stop building the wall of shame," read one poster.

They said "Egypt must act within its moral obligation to the Arab and Muslim worlds by helping Gazans cope with their situation".



"Egypt should provide help to Gazans, not rub salt in their wounds," said protester Abdullah, holding a banner that read: "Together in resistance until victory".

The security forces cordoned off the area of the embassy building.

No clashes took place between demonstrators and police forces, but eyewitnesses told the Jordan Times that police arrested at least three activists ahead of the sit-in.



Cairo has also come under increasing criticism for refusal to let Viva Palestina aid convoy enter through the Nuweiba port on the Red Sea en route to Gaza.

The convoy was forced to make a debut to El Arish port on the Mediterranean Sea, an extra 20-hour trip.

The Viva Palestina convoy which started its journey on December 16, onboard a ship, sponsored by a Gulf businessman, arrived in Egyptian port on Monday one-week later after the date that they initially hoped to reach Gaza Strip on the first anniversary of Israel's 22-day offensive.

Israel killed nearly 1500 Palestinians and more than 5000 Gazans in the offensive.



1.5 million Gazans live under heavy Israel siege and Egypt still insists on not to opening the only Gaza border crossing in a move condemned around the world in protests, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives since 2007.

A group of international lawyers and human rights activists accuse Israel of committing "genocide" through its crippling blockade of the Strip.

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