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Jordan protests thrill, unnerve Palestinians

The successful protests against an income tax hike in Jordan are a source of both inspiration and worry for Palestinians, who depend on the stability of their friend and neighbor.

The weeklong protests in Jordan against an income tax bill have captured the attention of many around the world because of its organizers’ discipline and civilized approach to the Jordanian police. Palestinians of all walks of life expressed their support and admiration of the success of Jordanian youths who stopped a fuel price hike, brought down a prime minister and influenced the king to appoint a new prime minister who is favorable to their demands.

But amid the support and admiration expressed over social media and in private talks, there has also been concern over the effects of the protests on the Jordanian state.

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