dimanche 30 décembre 2018

Israel protests to Jordan over flag trampling

"israël" proteste contre la Jordanie pour avoir piétiné son drapeau

The Jordanian Information and Government Spokeswoman, Jumana Ghunaimat, 
arrives at the Jordanian Trade Union Headquarters in Amman and steps on
 a drawing of the Israeli flag, on December 27, 2018 [jfranews.com.jo]


Israel has formally protested to Jordan after a government spokesperson stepped on an Israeli flag during a visit to a trade union in Amman.

Jumana Ghunaimat was seen stepping on a drawing of the Israeli flag as she entered the building of the Jordanian trade union on Thursday to attend a meeting there.

The Israeli flag was drawn on the floor at the building’s entrance along with shoe marks as a protest against Israel by the trade union – which opposes normalisation of ties with Tel Aviv.

Israeli media said Israeli authorities summoned Jordanian ambassador Ghassan al-Megali on Sunday to protest the spokesperson’s behavior.

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz reportedly attended the meeting, but stepped into the building through a side entrance.

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Thursday’s meeting was held to discuss ways of easing tension between the government and trade unions over a controversial tax law introduced by the cabinet.

There was no comment from Jordanian authorities on the Israeli protest.

Jordan and Israel have signed a peace treaty in 1994.

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