Senior Israeli Defense Official Heading to Jordan to Solve Embassy Crisis

[7/24/2017 5:18:42 AM]

AMMONNEWS - A senior Israeli defense official will travel to Amman on Monday to negotiate a solution to the diplomatic crisis that developed after an Israeli Embassy guard shot dead a Jordanian teen who tried to stab him. Another Jordanian was also killed in the incident. 

"Talks are being held with the Jordanians via the defense establishment," a senior Israeli official, who asked to remain unnamed, told Haaretz. "We are trying to move toward ending this crisis."

Senior Jordanian officials told the Jordan's Al-Rai newspaper that Jordanian police is still demanding to interrogate the guard. The Jordanian officials said that the kingdom will escalate the diplomatic measures if Israel refuses to hand over the guard. 


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