Jordanians gather during a protest against the government agreement to import natural gas from Israel, in the capital Amman on September 30, 2016. AFP / AHMAD ALAMEEN
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Jordan Monday defended its deal to buy Israeli natural gas that has stirred public opposition, insisting the accord would not leave the Arab country reliant on the Jewish state.The protest was called by trade unions and political parties opposed to the 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, half the population of which is of Palestinian origin.A U.S.-led consortium leading the development of Israel's offshore gas reserves announced the deal to sell natural gas from its Leviathan field to Jordan.
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