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«Yediot Ahronot»: Jordan demands that Israel replace the entire staff of the Embassy

The newspaper «Yediot Ahronot», Friday, August 4, reports that the Jordanian authorities insist on replacing the entire staff of the Israeli Embassy in Amman after the incident, during which a guard was killed two Jordanian citizens.

The publication also indicated the intention of the king of Jordan Abdullah II next Monday, August 7, to visit Ramallah and meet with Palestinian authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Publishing, publishes this information refers to senior diplomatic source in the Hashemite Kingdom.

The article confirmed that representatives of Israel will not be allowed to participate in the investigation, which is held by the Jordanian police.

Apparently, the requirement of a complete change of staff safety considerations: the Jordanian authorities fear that the citizens of this country will try to avenge the diplomats and Embassy staff who were in the Kingdom during the incident, which killed two Jordanians. Change of personnel, in their opinion, could slightly reduce the tension.

July 23, in a residential complex at the Israeli Embassy in Amman, an incident occurred, which was shot two citizens of Jordan. According to published information, a Jordanian worker who brought, stabbed with a screwdriver by the Israeli guard. Embassy employee fired several shots at the assailant, killing him. One of the shots was accidentally killed the landlord.

24 July, around midnight, all the Embassy staff have returned from Jordan to Israel.

Israeli authorities launched an investigation into the circumstances of the incident in Amman. The second channel ITV broadcast that during the meeting with the investigators the security guard claimed that the attack on him was totally motivated by ethnic hatred. According to him, there was no conflict which would precede the attack and reported Jordanian media. Israeli claims that the Jordanian worker was convinced that he was an Israelite, and therefore attacked him.

On 25 July, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the security guard of the Embassy and thanked him for his professionalism and decisive action in the attack in Amman.

July 27, in accordance with the promise I made to the Israeli authorities the investigators questioned Ziva. The investigation involved the Israeli police, the Shin bet, the security Department of the foreign Ministry. Over the investigation, personally, see a legal adviser to the government away Mandelblit and the U.S. attorney Shai Nitzan.

In the beginning of this week, the Jordanian newspaper «al-Rad» has published the name of the guard the Israeli Embassy, received a slight wound in the incident in the apartment near the Embassy and shot dead the attacker, as well as the landlord. According to this source, it was a 28-year-old Ziv Moyal.

After the publication of the name of the guard was strengthened security measures in the village in the South of Israel, where his family lives.

«Yediot Ahronot»: Jordan demands that Israel replace the entire staff of the Embassy 04.08.2017

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