Protestors in Jordan have taken to the streets in the wake of the Hospital strike in Gaza City, which is reported to have caused several hundred casualties (Hamas claims at least 500 killed), and have stormed the Israeli Embassy located within Amman.
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Clashes have taken place between protestors and security forces as they attempt to drive protestors away from the embassy. Reportedly, the embassy’s gates were breached. It is unclear if any embassy staff are actually inside.
After the strike and amidst ongoing protests in Amman and the West Bank, Hamas released a number of statements. Two of which called for further protests to take place. Not only have they called for more protests outside of embassies of “the Zionist entity” (meaning Israel), but also general protests in “all the capitals, in all the cities”, “regardless of its different geography, affiliations, sects, and ethnicities”.
Notably, they have called for these protests to take place “now and immediately”, and to “not wait for tomorrow”.
The two statements may be read below:
**The head of the Hamas movement abroad, Khaled Meshaal**, in his communications and addresses to the symbols of the Arab and Islamic nation, its scholars, and the leaders of forces and movements in various countries and arenas, calls on the nation now and immediately to take direct action and show anger everywhere, and demonstrate in front of the embassies of the Zionist entity, and not wait for tomorrow. ; This is an urgent response to the heinous Zionist massacre against the “Baptist” National Hospital in Gaza City.
Haniyeh: I call on the peoples of the entire Arab and Islamic nation to come out now to denounce this massacre, this brutality, and these crimes. Go out in all the capitals, in all the cities, and raise your voice loudly for this enemy to stop and for this nation to stand united in one trench, regardless of its different geography, affiliations, sects, and ethnicities, because we are facing the writing of history.