Jordanians Protest at U.S. Embassy Over Gaza Crisis

Jordanians Protest at U.S. Embassy Over Gaza Crisis
Jordanians Protest at U.S. Embassy Over Gaza Crisis

Protesters in the Jordanian capital of Amman marched towards the American embassy in support of Palestinians in Gaza.

One of the protesters said the demonstration aimed to deliver a message to the embassy that called for a stop to the 'unending' support given to Israel by the United States.

Israel's ground and air campaign was triggered when Hamas-led militants stormed into southern Israel on Oct. 7, killing around 1,200 people and seizing more than 250 hostages, according to Israeli tallies.

The offensive has left Gaza in ruins, killing more than 37,000 people, according to its health authorities, and left much of the population homeless and destitute.

Gaza's Chamber of Commerce issued an urgent appeal to the international community to put pressure on Israel to allow the entry of urgently needed aid.

Nearly 26,000 children – or just over 2% of Gaza’s child population - have been killed or injured in Gaza in six months of Israeli war on Gaza which has decimated the health system and severed access to education.

The UN children's fund said that nine out of 10 children in Gaza suffer from severe malnutrition.

According to the Director Of Kamal Adwan Hospital in Northern Gaza, there are more than 200 Palestinian children currently at risk of dying due to malnutrition.

After weeks of onslaught turned into months, and now months are moving closer to a year, the hopes seem to be getting weaker for a possible ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

And even in the case of a ceasefire, the sufferings of the Palestinians in besieged Gaza will not end soon. The scale of devastation caused by relentless and indiscriminate Israeli bombings makes it hard to imagine how long the reconstruction will take. 

While the international community fails to stop the Israeli aggression on Gaza, the regime in Tel Aviv is now looking to open another front of aggression against Lebanon.