As the Arab world recovers from the shock of the downing of a Libyan airliner over Sinai, and anger mounts in various capitals, Jordanians are hearing the story from both sides.
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Background: As the Arab world recovers from the shock of the downing of a Libyan airliner over Sinai, and anger mounts in various capitals, Jordanians are hearing the story from both sides.
Israeli, as well as Arab broadcasts, can be heard in Jordan. And much of the population listens to both.
Arab capitals, have expressed horror and outrage at the downing of the Libyan airliner, after its was intercepted by Israeli jets over occupied Sinai. Over 100 people lost their lives.
Among those who have sent message of sympathy are President Jaafar el-Nimeiry of Sudan and King Hussein of Jordan, two Arab leaders who have fallen out with the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddaft. King Hussein expressed his deep grief at "the tragic incident".