Hundreds of Jordanians staged a sit-in after Friday prayer outside the National Electric Power Company of Jordan (NEPCO) in protest against the controversial Jordan-Israel natural gas deal.
The protesters chanted slogans and held banners calling for overturning the gas agreement.
A US-led consortium leading the development of Israel’s offshore gas reserves announced the deal to sell natural gas from its Leviathan field to Jordan.
US firm Noble Energy, the lead partner, said the contract with the NEPCO was for 45 billion cubic meters over a 15-year term.
The “National Campaign to Overturn the Gas Deal with the Zionist Entity”, a broad coalition of civil society groups, activists, lawyers and political groups, is stepping up efforts to protest the agreement despite its finalization.