Jordan’s Islamic Action Front (IAF) wants Israel embassy closed 12Sep11 September 12, 2011

Press TV  -  11 September 2011
Jordan’s largest opposition party, Islamic Action Front (IAF), has called on the government to close the Israeli embassy in the kingdom.

“The government should take a fast step in removing the Israeli embassy from Amman in light of continued Zionist violations against the sovereignty and interests of Jordan,” the IAF said in a statement published on its website.

The IAF emphasized that the Arab world rejects any relations with Israel and urged Arab leaders to take heed of their nations’ demand in this regard, Xinhua reported.

The Jordanian opposition group also praised the protests by the Egyptians against the Israeli embassy in the capital Cairo.

Egyptian protesters stormed the Israeli embassy premises in Cairo after the Friday prayers to call for the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador.

Angry Egyptians also destroyed parts of the protective cement wall around the embassy and broke into the building, despite the presence of heavily armed Egyptian security forces.

According to medical sources, three people were killed and more than 1,000 people were injured in what has been described as the worst anti-Israeli outburst in Egypt in many years.

Many observers compare the storming of the Israeli embassy in Cairo with the takeover of the US embassy in Tehran following Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979.

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