TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Thousands of people demonstrated in Jordan’s western Dead Sea region against the so-called “Deal of the Century”, a backchannel US Middle East peace plan, the terms of which have yet to be publicized, a report said.
Organized by the Islamic Movement (affiliated with Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood), the rally was held in the Sweimeh area adjacent to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Anadolu news agency reported on Friday.
Protesters chanted slogans in support of Al-Aqsa Mosque and condemned recent incursions into the mosque compound by Jewish settlers and Israeli officials.
Demonstrators also demanded the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in historical Palestine, from which they were expelled in 1948.
Since taking office in early 2017, US President Donald Trump has been formulating the plan, along with his senior adviser (and son-in-law) Jared Kushner and special Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt.
Kushner has claimed that the administration’s “unconventional approach” to the dispute would address the need to improve the lives of Palestinians while also taking Israel’s security concerns into consideration.
The Cairo-based Arab League, for its part, has rejected the plan, saying peace cannot be achieved without first guaranteeing Palestinians’ legitimate territorial rights.