The office of the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the statements by the representatives of Jordan on the occasion of the terrorist act committed by the citizen of this country in Jerusalem.
On the eve of the Minister of communication, Jordan Muhammad al-momani said that «the occupation government of Israel was responsible for the attack on the Jordanian citizen, who was killed in the attack». The government of Jordan called the incident «an ugly crime» and demanded that they were given all the details relevant to the incident.
In response to this statement from the Prime Minister’s office gave the following: «Support the government of Jordan assist the terrorist attack perpetrated in Jerusalem’s Old city, is outrageous. Video footage clearly show, as a Jordanian tourist was attacked with a knife on the Israeli police. It’s time for Jordan to abandon the policy of double standards. Jordan is obliged to condemn terrorist attacks in Israel, just as Israel condemns terrorist attacks in Jordan».
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz called the statement of Jordan are baseless, groundless and extremist. «Instead of having to apologize for a terrorist act committed by a citizen, Jordan blame Israel,» said Steinitz.
The attack in Jerusalem was made on may 13 around 13:40. On the street armed with a knife Shalshelet Arab approached the police officer and attacked him.
A few Jews on their way at this moment to the wailing Wall, witnessed the attack. They hurried to help the police, tried to pull away from him a terrorist, thereby allowing the police officer to get the gun and shoot. The terrorist was shot.
On a scene there arrived crew of paramedics «Magen David Adom», which wounded a police officer first aid and took him to the hospital «Shaare Zedek» with injuries of moderate severity.
It later transpired that the attack is committed by a tourist from Jordan. According to published information, Mohammed Abdullah Salim al-Casig have never been detained on suspicion of terrorist activities.