Saturday,18 August, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1397, (7 - 20 June 2018)
Saturday,18 August, 2018
Issue 1397, (7 - 20 June 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Jordan

Jordan
Jordan
Al-Ahram Weekly

The resignation of the Jordanian prime minister failed to quell demonstrations, which erupted on Friday in Amman, in protest at hiking prices. “We want to change the path, not the individuals,” said the protesters who say they are being economically squeezed. Although King Abdullah himself stated that Jordan’s citizens cannot be expected to bear the entire burden of economic reform, some observers believe the protests aim to pressure King Abdullah because of his position on Jerusalem and the Palestinian issue and his refusal to engage in the “deal of the century”.

 

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