Two Jordanians killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

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Jordanian killed and Israeli injured inside the Israeli embassy in Amman (update)
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29 July, 2017

The incident comes in synchronization with escalations in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, after Israel installed electric gates around the Al-Aqsa mosque, where two Israeli policemen were killed at the site by gunmen for the provocative settler visits to the mosque.

The ministers met amid mounting controversy at home, with some critics saying the government had acted without sufficiently considering the repercussions of introducing new security measures at the region's most sensitive shrine and the epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel faced mounting pressure on Monday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns following a weekend of deadly unrest.

"Jordan took testimony of the Israeli diplomat with the consent of his country before he left for Israel", Ayman Safadi told a news conference held in the Jordanian capital.

The statement also said Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and security authorities were "with working with the Jordanian government over various channels". It is also the holiest site of Judaism, revered as the place where biblical Temples once stood.

Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated against Israel in Amman on Friday over the installation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he will arrange the return of the guard to Israel.

He says that "what is being done now is using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to take al-Aqsa Mosque from the hands of Muslims".

The police statement said the two Jordanians had gone into the building to carry out "carpentry work".

For their part, the ministers praised Jordan's efforts, under the leadership of King Abdullah, to preserve the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and in rejecting the Israeli measures that aim to change it. It was a high-level, on-the-ground attempt by the Trump administration to end the standoff between Israel and the Muslim world. Netanyahu said that he was "happy to see you, and happy that things worked out". Israel has since removed the devices, including metal detectors and CCTV cameras. The tensions have led to mass prayer protests and deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Three people were initially wounded in the incident, the security agency said.


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