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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jordan sets conditions for return of Israeli Embassy staff

Jordan has decided not to allow the return to Jordan of the Israeli Ambassador to Amman and her staff until the security official who shot and killed an attacking terrorist at the Embassy compound is tried in Israeli court, according to the Jordanian paper al-Rad.
Israel has not responded to the report.
 
On Monday night, the Israeli Ambassador to Amman returned to Israel with the rest of her staff, including the security official in question, within the framework of agreements between the King of Jordan and Prime Minister Netanyahu.
 
On Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Arutz Sheva that there was “no doubt” that the security official would be returned to his position at the Embassy.
 
“We want the entire staff to return to their positions. He did excellent work. Defending life sometimes entails killing a terrorist.”
 
“What I see at this point as our goal is that the whole staff returns to full functioning as soon as possible. That’s our approach,” she emphasized.