One Jordanian killed, one Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Marsha Scott
July 24, 2017

A police statement said two Jordanian men working for a furniture firm had entered the embassy before the shooting in the late afternoon.

The Hala Akhbar news site, which is linked to Jordan's military, said the violent incident also included a stabbing.

Security forces opened fire when a Jordanian national reportedly stabbed an Israeli personnel at the embassy in Amman, said security sources.

A Jordanian security official confirmed that a Jordanian had been killed and an Israeli wounded.

There were no further details of the incident, although a heavier-than-usual Jordanian security presence was seen near the embassy in Rabiyeh, an affluent residential area of the Jordanian capital.

Israel has imposed a ban on reporting the incident and has made no public comment.

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On Friday, thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman against Israel over the installation of metal detectors at a site sacred to both Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem.

Israel has in the past given repeated assurances that it understands Jordan's concerns and does not seek to alter the status quo in the Muslim holy sites of Jerusalem.

The Israeli embassy in Jordan is on lockdown amid reports of gunfire, The Independent reported.

Many of Jordan's 7 million citizens are of Palestinian origin.

The compound was reopened two days later after metal detectors were installed at its entrances.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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