36 Jordanians arrested for protesting Israeli solar deal

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At least 36 Jordanians were arrested this week for publicly protesting a planned solar power project with Israel, amid condemnation from human rights activists. On Monday and Tuesday, demonstrators across Jordan protested the announcement of a joint Jordanian-Israeli-UAE solar power project. Chanting against what they termed “normalisation” with Israel, attendees demanded the Jordanian government cancel the proposed deal. The project, announced on Monday with US Climate Envoy John Kerry in attendance, would see the UAE build a 600 MW solar farm in the south of Jordan. The resulting energy woul…

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