Close relationship with Israel, Jordanian youth set on fire in protest

Last Updated on June 9, 2024 9:55 am

After the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate, Iran launched drone and missile attacks targeting Israel. At that time, most Arab countries sided with Iran, but Jordan sided with Israel. Iranian missiles were destroyed while passing over Jordan. Anti-government protests have started in Jordan itself.

It is reported that a young man committed suicide by setting himself on fire in protest of normalizing the country’s relations with Israel despite the massacre in Gaza. News from Middle East Monitor.

According to the report, the young man set himself on fire outside a government building in the southern city of Aqaba on Thursday night.

According to the social media, he was protesting against the government for supporting the Israeli forces in the ongoing attack in Gaza for quite some time.

In a video clip circulated on social media on Friday, it can be seen that the burning took place in front of the royal palace in Aqaba city. At that time, a Jordanian security guard was seen shooting at the burning man.

It is known that when the Jordanian youth was taken to the hospital with severe burns, the doctor on duty declared him dead.

Meanwhile, some have compared the incident to the 2011 suicide of Tunisian fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi.

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