Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:56AM
Jordan police (file photo)

Jordan police (file photo)

The police clash with activists protesting outside the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital against Amman and Tel Aviv’s preventing human rights campaigners from delivering aid to students in the occupied West Bank. On Thursday, the police used force to move the protesters away after they refused to disperse. Jordanian authorities barred on Sunday around 100 members of the Welcome to Palestine campaign from going into Israel-occupied West Bank where they were supposed to deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinian students suffering under Tel Aviv occupation. Two buses, carrying the activists, were not allowed to leave the Jordanian side of Allenby Bridge Crossing between the West Bank and Jordan. The activists, who are from the United States as well as several European states, have brought along tons of toys, pens, notebooks, and other supplies for the students. They had also tried to enter the West Bank through Israel in July 2011 and April 2012, but were stopped by Tel Aviv. Israel occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the West Bank in 1967 and later annexed both territories. The international community has refused to recognize either move. A separate demonstration also took place outside the French embassy in the Jordanian capital by the sympathizers earlier in the day to denounce France’s support for Israel. KA/HN
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