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Thousands protest in Amman against Gaza blockade
AMMAN (AFP) — More than 3,000 people held an anti-Israeli and anti-US protest in the centre of the Jordanian capital on Friday against Israel's more than week-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.
"God is the greatest, and America is the enemy of God," chanted the demonstrators, in a protest called by Jordan's opposition parties, including the Islamic Action Front, and trade unions.
"God is the greatest, and Israel is the enemy of God," rang out from the protesters, who carried Jordanian and Palestinian flags, and burnt those of Israel and its ally, the United States.
Hundreds of thousands of Gazans have poured into Egypt to stock up on desperately needed supplies since the Palestinian territory's border with Egypt was blasted open on Tuesday night.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called on Egypt to control its border as Israel defended its week-old Gaza lockdown that has raised fears of a humanitarian crisis in the impoverished Hamas-ruled territory.