Jordanians launched a campaign on social media calling for electricity to be cut off to homes between 10 and 11 p.m. today, to pressure the authorities to stop buying gas from Israel.
The eighth bulletin – your newsletter (5/6/2021) continued the interaction with the hashtag (“The cutter came down to raise your dignity”), which topped the trend list in Jordan, along with other hashtags, most notably “the enemy’s gas is an occupation”.
Jordanian activists published on their accounts the call of the “Jordan Boycott” movement, which considered the campaign a form of protest, rejecting the gas agreement with Israel.
Activists say that part of the taxpayers’ money will end up arming the Israeli army and developing its military capabilities that it uses against the Palestinians.
This campaign prompted a number of Jordanian artists, media professionals and activists to publish clips calling for the support and support of the Palestinians by bringing down the electricity circuit.
Jordanians also widely circulated a clip of the artist Juliette Awad – the heroine of the Palestinian series “Al-Tijariba”, in which she called on Jordanians to join the campaign, “The Cutter’s Inn”. Awad, in a video clip broadcast on Facebook, used the character “Umm Ahmed” in the series, which Jordanians watched widely.
In the interactions about this campaign, Hassan Barari wrote, “The download of the electricity circuit tonight is a symbolic message in which the Jordanians express their dignity and their rejection of the regime’s dependence on the stolen enemy gas. This is an invitation to all the free people of Jordan to join this national effort.”
Khaled Al Zaboun tweeted, “Until we stop relying on the occupation for energy, we will remain vulnerable and dependent on the other… Two weeks ago, we celebrated only our partial independence, but the first step for real independence is to take down the cutter.”
“The Jordanians will shut down electricity tonight from 10 to 11 in protest against the gas deal signed between Jordan and Israel in 2016, calling on the government to cancel the ten billion deal that makes every Jordanian complicit in the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine,” Samar Saeed wrote.
In turn, Alaa Malkawi tweeted, “Anyone who accepts the gas agreement is involved in the crime against the Palestinian people, because 30% of funding goes to the Zionist Ministry of Defense.”
As for Ahmed Al-Harazneh, he had a different opinion. He wrote, “The boycott and the issue of hashtags will be the cause of the destruction of the citizen. Before that, we tried to boycott cards and cell lines, and it was a failure par excellence.”