Israel is fighting on a lot of fronts right now. One of the biggest concerns is the fighting spreading even further and having more parties involved.
I wrote previously about how the Taliban reportedly wanted to get involved and go to Gaza to fight against the Israelis. Reports are that some of the weapons left behind in Afghanistan have made their way to Gaza. Congratulations, Joe Biden.
There were also reports about airports being hit in Syria.
Now, there’s another issue unfolding at the Jordanian border with Israel.
While the government of Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel, there are still many pro-Palestinian, pro-Hamas people in Jordan — a lot of people in Jordan are Palestinians.
Thousands gathered in Amman on Friday, chanting in support of Hamas, calling to close the Israeli embassy and end the peace treaty.
In the cities of Irbid and Zarqa, thousands took to the streets carrying Hamas flags, vowing revenge against Israel and calling on the militant movement, which rules Gaza, to escalate strikes.
Then, about 500 demonstrators tried to march on the border with the West Bank, despite protests in that area being banned by Jordan, which is trying to prevent the war from spreading and involving them.
🚨 #BREAKING: Protesters in Jordan are marching toward Israel as part of Hamas’ international “day of rage”.— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) October 13, 2023
Local authorities say they won’t allow them near the border.
MORE: https://t.co/raxd1KkxQK pic.twitter.com/lBShfmXxzR
Footage online showed protesters in #Jordan marching towards the #Israeli border on Friday.— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) October 13, 2023
Jordanians are responding to Palestinian calls for global solidarity after days of heavy Israeli bombardment on the #Gaza Strip pic.twitter.com/Xw58lOX4Us
Jordanian police had to use tear gas and forcibly disperse the pro-Hamas people from trying reaching the border.
BREAKING:— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 13, 2023
Police forces use tear gas against Jordanian protesters trying to break into the West Bank from Jordan as part of the Global Day of Rage protests pic.twitter.com/9ivosgP848
Jordanian security fired tear gas bombs at the crowds heading towards the border with Israel/West Bank. More than 2 million Palestinian refugees live in Jordan…the potential for the Hamas conflict to destabilize other countries that have relations with Israel is huge right now.— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) October 13, 2023
“Tribes of Jordan, sons of Jordan, brothers and sisters of Jordan… This is a moment of truth and the borders are close to you, you all know your responsibility,” Meshaal said. [….]
“To all scholars who teach jihad… to all who teach and learn, this is a moment for the application (of theories),” Meshaal said.
A lot of concerning actions on top of what was already a horrible effort against Israel. Let’s hope the Jordanian government sticks to their guns on this and doesn’t let the border be overrun.