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The staff of the Embassy in Amman, returned to Israel

Around 23:00 it became known that employees of the Embassy of Israel in Jordan, returned to Israel. A group of employees of the Embassy proceeded from Jordan through the checkpoint «Allenby».

Together with colleagues back in Israel, the guard, wounded yesterday by a terrorist in Amman.

The press service of the office of the head of government stressed that the return of diplomats became possible thanks to close cooperation between Israel and Jordan.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone with the Ambassador Einat shlain and wounded a security guard.

As soobshil political columnist for «Haaretz» Barak Ravid, the departure of the Embassy staff beyond the Jordan was made possible thanks to the agreements that were reached during the visit to Jordan of the head of the General security service (Shin bet) Nadav Argaman. The Jordanian authorities refused demands to start a criminal investigation against the guard, who was involved in the incident, proisshedshih the day before. At the same time, according to Ravid, citing the words of a senior source, the Jordanian police won the right to come to the Embassy and to obtain testimony from the guard. After that, the Embassy staff was allowed to leave Jordan and return to Israel.

Recall that the Embassy staff were locked in the building since the incident that occurred last evening. Embassy employee told the website, «Israel a-Yom» the acting Ambassador Einat shlain. According to him, once she realized what had happened in an apartment complex, she announced at the Embassy of the state of emergency and decided to stay together with all the Embassy staff, although the government of Jordan agreed to the evacuation of the Ambassador and the diplomats.

On the evening of 24 July, the Jordanian authorities reported that the completed investigation of the incident in which a Jordanian worker was stabbed with a screwdriver by the Israeli guard. According to published information, the law enforcement authorities of Jordan came to the conclusion that between an Israeli and a Jordanian, a conflict broke out. Members of the Israeli Embassy, according to the Jordanian authorities, has accused the worker that the order is late, and some of the furniture is not delivered. The scandal took place in the presence of the landlord, and during the argument he pulled out a screwdriver and stabbed two Israeli strike. He shot his attacker, who died from his injuries. The exact cause of the death of the owner of the apartment is not installed.

Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with Jordan’s king Abdullah II. According to the office of the Prime Minister, during the meeting the issue of the crisis were not linked with the situation around the Temple mount and the possibility of removing installed there nanometrov. In turn, representatives of the Royal house claim that the Jordanian monarch asked the head of the government of Israel to remove manometry.

The currently ongoing meeting of the military-political Cabinet, who will make the decision on the situation around the Temple mount. On the evening of 24 July, the TV channel «Kang 11» reported that under consideration to replace metal detectors at the surveillance camera, as well as to increase the number of policemen stationed in the Old city and around the Temple mount.

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The staff of the Embassy in Amman, returned to Israel 25.07.2017

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