Jordan’s Professional Unions Association will place the Israeli flag at the entrance to all of its offices throughout the country for visitors and employees to trample on, Israeli daily Haaretz said on Thursday citing reports in Jordanian media.
The decision for a kingdom-wide trade union protest an effort to denounce Israeli continued occupation of the Palestinian territories.
The unions association chief, Ibrahim Tarawneh was said to have ratified the decision based on the public’s discourse on the issue.
It also followed on from a similar incident last week that saw Tel Aviv file a complaint to Jordan’s Foreign Ministry condemning the state’s Information Minister and Government Spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat after she was photographed stepping on an Israeli flag painted on the floor of Amman’s TU headquarters.
However, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz reportedly entered the building through a side entrance, thus side-stepping further flag controversy.
The installation, accompanied with shoe mark imprints, was said to act as a visual demonstration against Jordan’s normalization with the Zionist entity.
Israel described it as an “act of disrespect” and summoned the Jordanian ambassador in the Zionist entity, Mohammad Hmeid, to its offices for “clarifications.” Official protests were also submitted by Tel Aviv to the government in Amman and the Jordanian embassy in the Zionist entity.
Source: Israeli media