Protests in Jordan against normalization with "Israel"
Jordanians renew their rejection of the water-for-energy agreement signed with "Israel" and the UAE and affirm their rejection of any normalization with the occupation.
Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated Friday in the Jordanian capital against Amman's water-for-energy agreement with "Israel" and the UAE.
The protestors underscored that they would continue their movement until the agreement is stopped, declaring their absolute rejection of any form of normalization with the Israeli occupation, Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Amman reported.
#AlMayadeen correspondent in #Amman: "The protesters affirm that the gas and electricity agreements shall not pass, and they declare their absolute rejection of any normalization attempts with the Israeli occupation."#Jordan https://t.co/GDLLFejBLY— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) December 10, 2021
On November 22, Jordan signed a "declaration of intent" with "Israel" to enter into a negotiating process to discuss the feasibility of a joint energy and water project.
Announced at the Expo 2020 in Dubai in the presence of US climate envoy John Kerry, the signed "declaration" between Amman, "Tel Aviv", and Abu Dhabi is the largest cooperation agreement ever between the three.
According to the agreement, a UAE company would generate renewable energy in southern Jordan, because the region has enough brightness from sun rays to generate clean electric energy, and then sell it to the Israeli side. In return, Jordan gets desalinated water,
In response, several Jordanian MPs walked out from Parliament on Wednesday in rejection of the water-for-electricity agreement their government signed with "Israel", leading to the absence of a quorum.
For its part, the National Campaign to Overturn the Gas Deal with "Israel" confirmed that decision-makers in Jordan shifted from political normalization to imposed normalization on Jordanians after signing a declaration of intent regarding the water-for-gas deal with the Israeli occupation.