Israel to 'study' Amman embassy incident

Jordan

Published: 2017-08-05 14:35

Last Updated: 2017-08-05 15:46


Photo taken near the Israeli embassy in Amman
Photo taken near the Israeli embassy in Amman
Roya News Source

The Israeli government announced on Friday the start of their “study” of the shooting incident at their Amman embassy. The incident involved an embassy employee killing two Jordanian citizens, after which diplomatic immunity allowed him to return to Tel Aviv.

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the “Ministry of Justice had begun its study of the shooting incident in Jordan.”

They added that contact with Jordanian authorities would be made in due time, but did not mention what their study would involve and whether they would arrest the employee or summon him for interrogation. The employee had been personally welcomed with open arms by PM Benjamin Netanyahu upon his return to Tel Aviv.

Public outcry regarding the incident continues in Jordan, most recently manifested in a demonstration on Friday in which hundreds demanded the embassy be shut down, as well as calls for an anullment of the Wadi Araba Peace Treaty.

The Jordanian government assured on several occasions that the two civilians who were killed last week would receive justice. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said last week that the Kingdom would put all available resources to use to ensure that the rights of Jordanians would be preserved, with guidance from HM the King.