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21 June 2019 - 23:17
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Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets in protest against US President Donald Trump’s upcoming controversial plan on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

RNA - The protesters rallied in the capital Amman and other cities after Friday prayers, chanting slogans in support of the Palestinian cause and in condemnation of the plan — which Trump has called the “deal of the century.”

The demonstrators also denounced a US-led conference, which is slated to be held in Bahrain on June 25 and 26, during which the first part of Trump’s so-called “peace plan” will be unveiled.

They also stressed that the Jordanian people would prevent the implementation of such a deal, which is widely reported to be highly biased in favor of the Israeli regime.

The US will lead the Bahrain conference to purportedly encourage investment in the occupied West Bank, and the blockaded Gaza Strip.

All Palestinian factions have boycotted the event, slamming Washington for what they view as an attempt to offer financial rewards for Palestinians to accept the Israeli occupation.

The Palestinians have already rejected Trump’s Middle East initiative as “the slap of the century.”

The Washington Post said in April that the plan is likely to “stop short of ensuring a separate, fully sovereign Palestinian state.”

The Palestinians are planning to hold a “popular uprising” later this month in conjunction with the Manama conference.

Earlier this week, Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the forthcoming US-led conference is doomed to failure in the face of the Palestinian nation’s resistance and steadfastness.

“The Manama economic workshop, which the United States plans to hold this month, is an attempt to replace the principle of land for peace with the principle of money for peace,” Erekat, who is also the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Tuesday.


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