Feb 15, 2020 08:23 UTC
  • Jordanians outside Grand Mosque slam Trump's deal of century

In Jordan, thousands of people have come to the streets of the capital for the third week to express their anger over US President Donald Trump's so-called deal of the century on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Protesters converged outside Grand Husseini Mosque in Amman on Friday amid a heavy security presence, chanting slogans against the Israeli regime and the deal.

They carried Jordanian and Palestinian flags. Demonstrators rejected the government’s multi-billion-dollar agreement to import natural gas from the occupied Palestinian territories.

On January 28, Trump unveiled his deal, negotiated with the Israeli regime but without the Palestinians.

Palestinian leaders, who severed all ties with Washington in late 2017 after Trump controversially recognized al-Quds as the 'capital' of Israel, immediately rejected the plan, with President Mahmoud Abbas saying it “belongs to the dustbin of history.”

The leaders say the deal is a colonial plan to unilaterally control historic Palestine in its entirety and remove Palestinians from their homeland.