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Jordanians are concerned that their kingdom is becoming more polarized, following bloody protests late last month that left one man dead and 120 people injured.
Mohammed al-Masri, an analyst at the University of Jordan's Center for Strategic Studies, said elements in Jordanian society are trying to play the "division card" between Jordanians of East Bank and Bedouin extraction, seen as so-called government loyalists, and those of Palestinian or West Bank origin viewed as agitators for change.
"If all of these protesters and political powers do not solve the problem of identity in Jordan, protests for more freedoms are not going to gain ground in Jordan," Mr. al-Masri said, observing the most recent reform demonstration in central Amman last Friday.