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June 5, 2012 9:53 am

Jordanians Attack and Force Out Jewish Tourists

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Lower court of the Karak castle in Al Karak, Jordan. Photo: wiki commons.

A group of Jewish tourists were attacked and forced out of the town of Kerak, in Jordan recently, after a local store owner noticed them wearing religious clothing.

“Salem Jeradat – who owns a grocery in the town – was surprised Sunday afternoon by a delegation of Jewish men and women who were wearing the clothing of religious Jews, which led him to throw his shoes at them,” writes Al Jazeera.

It was after this that local residents escalated the attack, forcing the tourists to leave.

“‘Then the people of the town immediately approached the group, threw shoes and stones, and kicked them out of town,” Jeradat told Al Jazeera. “The people of Jordan do not accept the Jews entering their homeland, and the Araba Valley treaty between Jordan and the Zionist entity does not represent us,” he said.

Jordan signed a peace agreement with Israel in 1994, making the country one of two in the Arab world (Egypt) to have signed such an agreement with the Jewish state.

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