Scores of Jordanians protest in front of U.S. embassy in Amman

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Scores of Jordanians on Wednesday held a protest in front of the U.S. embassy in Amman against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The Jordanian demonstrators chanted slogans against the U.S. and the decision, and stressed on the Arabic identity of the holy city.

“This is a stab to the entire peace process. We do not accept this decision and we will continue to protest because this decision will destroy the future of Palestine and will increase tension,” Samhan Ali, one of the demonstrators, told Xinhua Wednesday.

Mahmoud Sweilem, another protester, said he will continue to join demonstrations in rejection of the decision.

“We want all Arabs and Muslims to take a serious action towards this decision,” said Sweilem.

The Muslim Brotherhood and several political parties called for holding a one-million man protest on Friday in downtown Amman in rejection of the U.S. decision.

Jordan, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, rejected the decision and is exerting efforts at all fronts to reach a solution.

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