Published: Sun, July 30, 2017
World Media | By Joan Schultz

Two dead in shooting at Israel's embassy in Jordan

Two dead in shooting at Israel's embassy in Jordan

An Israeli embassy guard shot dead a teenage Jordanian who allegedly attacked him with a screwdriver at the Israeli embassy in Amman, while a second Jordanian doctor was killed "accidentally".

Sunday's incident is among the most serious since Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty in 1994, the BBC reported Monday.

The ministry said the incident began when two Jordanian workmen arrived at the residential building to replace furniture.

Israel has taken over control over East Jerusalem in the 1967 war, but the mosque compound has been managed by Jordanian religious authorities supervised by the Jordanian government. Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the incident was under "completely censorsed" and forbade Israeli and accredited media reporters in Israel to report the incident.

Israeli media said Jordan has demanded to conduct an investigation and has prevented Israeli embassy staff from leaving the premises.

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"I'm sure the Jordanian government has to tone down its statements on the issue of Jerusalem generally and on the events on the Temple Mount", Eran said. During the incident, the Jordanian worker was killed, but the landlord was injured as well. He stabbed and killed three of the family members while they were celebrating the beginning of Shabbat.

On Friday, thousands of Jordanians staged an anti-Israeli protest in Amman.

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians over the site have surged in recent days in response to the metal detectors, which were put in place following the killing nearby of two Israeli policemen. The Jordanian owner of the apartment in which the attack occurred, who was present at the time of the attack, was inadvertently hit by gunfire and later died.

The following year clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces around the site quickly led to unrest elsewhere in Jerusalem, across Israel and in the West Bank that have continued intermittently till now. The Israeli was in "unstable" condition, reported news site Hala Akhbar, linked to the Jordanian military.

Security cameras have now also been installed at a gateway leading to the site. They or their parents or grandparents were expelled or fled to Jordan in the fighting that accompanied the creation of Israel in 1948.

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