The Gaza Post|the News of Palestine-West Bank
Thousands of people on Friday staged rallies in Jordan’s Sweimeh region — near the border with the Israeli-occupied West Bank — to protest Israel’s decades-long occupation.
Demonstrators shouted pro-Palestine slogans, stressing the Palestinians’ right to return to their homes in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.
“We will return!” protesters shouted. “We are ready to sacrifice our lives for Palestine!”
Several prominent Jordanian political figures took part in Friday’s rally, including Mohamed al-Zayoud, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Action Front Party.