Palestinians moved out of their homes on Amman's Jebel Nasr on Sunday (14 February) following days of clashes between Jordanian Government troops and Palestinian commandos in the southern part of the city.
Palestinians moved out of their homes on Amman's Jebel Nasr on Sunday (14 February) following days of clashes between Jordanian Government troops and Palestinian commandos in the southern part of the city. The fighting began on Thursday (11 February) and continued sporadically through the weekend. The clashes, which involved rockets and artillery as well as small-arms fire, began when Jordanian security forces moved into one of the city's districts to arrest "armed elements" which allegedly attacked a police post during the Moslem Al-Aha feast holiday.
Jebel Nasr was among the areas involved in the weekend fighting and a cameraman of the American National Broadcasting Company was on hand on Sunday to film the refugees leaving their battle-hit homes.
SYNOPSIS: Residents of Amman Jebel Nasr area left their homes on Sunday following a series of clashes between Palestinian commandos and Jordanian security forces.
The fighting began on Thursday when security forces tried to arrest people thought to be involved in an attack on a police post.
During the fighting houses and cars were hit by gunfire and artillery shells.
The refugees were going to friends or relatives in other ports of the capital--anywhere away from the fighting. They took with them whatever belongings they could easily carry. They could easily carry. The commandos claim that 20 people were killed in the fighting, among them women and children.