« Hundreds of demonstrators rallied outside the Israeli embassy in Amman on Monday in a show of solidarity with Palestine as airstrikes continued to rain down on Gaza following the surprise Hamas attack on Israel.
Footage shows large crowds of demonstrators clapping, chanting and waving Palestinian flags outside the embassy as anti-riot police stood guard from the sidelines.
The demonstration in Amman comes after Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel on Saturday, October 7, firing thousands of rockets as militants broke through into Israeli territory as part of what the group described as ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’.
Israel responded with airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and issued a formal declaration of war on Hamas, warning residents in Gaza to leave their homes.
Hamas said the operation was due to the long-running Israeli blockade, raids on West Bank cities and other attacks, while Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed ‘mighty vengeance’ on the group.
At the time of publication, over 1,100 have been reported dead across both sides in the most deadly escalation of the ongoing conflict in decades. »