Jordanian demonstrators protest Gaza blockade

Other News Materials 20 November 2008 03:14 (UTC +04:00)

Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated Wednesday, demanding an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, dpa reported.

The demonstration, which ended in front of the National Assembly building, was organized by the influential Muslim Brotherhood movement, its political arm - the Islamic Action Front (IAF) and trade unions.

The participants raised placards and chanted slogans that criticized Arab countries, particularly Egypt, for their failure to break the siege and re-open the crossing points between the Palestinian territory and Egypt.

Addressing the rally, IAF secretary general Zaki Bani Ershaid blasted what he called the "free-of-charge normalization" between Arab countries and Israel.

"We are today angry because the siege is being implemented by Arab hands and the outlets with Gaza are being closed by the Egyptian regime," he said.