Israeli Embassy Guard Shoots and Kills 2 Jordanians

Jordanian officials have called on Israel to remove metal detectors outside the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Jews call the site the Temple Mount and Muslims refer to it as Haram al-Sharif.

Amman is sensitive to any changes at the site, which Israel captured from Jordan along with other East Jerusalem and West Bank areas in the 1967 war.

A media report has suggested that such railings could be part of a compromise that would enable the removal of the metal detectors.

"You represent the State of Israel and the State of Israel does not forget that even for a moment".

A DARWEN councillor born in Jordan has spoken of the distress and anger at discovering her relative has been killed outside the Israeli Embassy in its capital Amman.

Turmoil erupted in the Jordanian Parliament over rumors that King Abdullah's had made the decision to allow the Israeli Embassy security guard to leave the country.

Police confirmed that a Jordanian man was fatally wounded in the incident while an Israeli national was among the two injured parties taken to hospital.


The relatively swift end to the stand-off signalled progress towards ending the crisis over the contested shrine.

An Israeli security guard at the center of a shooting incident in Amman left for home after recording his testimony, Jordan's foreign affairs minister confirmed on Tuesday.

Little news from Jordanian police. It is also the holiest site of Judaism, revered as the place where biblical Temples once stood.

Jordan's king indicated earlier in the day that his country's fraying diplomatic relations with Israel hinged on a trial for the embassy guard, who killed both the attacker, Zakaria al-Jawadah, and an innocent bystander, Bashar Hamarneh. "We will dedicate all the efforts and resources to ensure that justice takes its course", the king said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received the guard warmly at his office and said he had acted "calmly".

Muslim religious leaders have alleged that Israel is trying to expand its control at the site under the guise of security, a claim Israel denies.

More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the ongoing tensions since the beginning of October 2015.

The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday about the spiralling violence.


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