Israel expresses regret and sorrow over Amman embassy incident and Judge Zaiter


Published: 2018-01-18 20:27

Last Updated: 2023-09-27 16:41

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The Israeli government officially expressed its regret and remorse over the incident that took place at the Israeli Embassy in Amman and the incident of the martyr Raed Zaiter.

The governmet said that it will be carrying out and following up the necessary legal procedures in regards to the embassy incident, while it will compensate the families of martyrs Mohammed Al-Jawawdeh and Dr. Bashar Al-Hamarneh.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates received an official memorandum from the Israeli Foreign Ministry expressing the Israeli government's deep regret regarding the incident that took place at the Israeli Embassy in Amman in July 2017, which resulted in the death of two Jordanian citizens, and over the incident of the Jordanian Judge Zu'aitar.

Mohammad Al Momani, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and Jordan Government Spokesman, confirmed that the Israeli government has officially pledged, through the memorandum, to implement and follow up all legal procedures related to the incident of the Israeli Embassy in Amman, as it promised to provide compensation to the families of the three martyrs.

The memorandum pointed out the contents of the case of the Israeli Embassy incident, which was presented by the Jordanian government, stressing the keenness of the Israeli government to resume cooperation with the government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and its care for this relationship and its efforts to end and settle these files.

In a statement sent to the Jordan News Agency (Petra), Momani said that the government will take all appropriate measures in accordance with the supreme national interests, in light of the Israeli memorandum, especially as it responded to all the conditions set by the Jordanian government following the incident, which would in turn allow the reopening of the Israeli Embassy in Amman.

Momani added that the families of the martyrs accepted the Israeli government's apology and their compensation.