Deadly shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan's capital Amman

A Jordanian man has been shot to death and an Israeli man was wounded in a violent incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman, according to reports.

Another Jordanian was hurt along with an Israeli man who is in a serious condition following the incident in the Rabiyeh neighbourhood of Jordan's capital.

Police confirmed that a Jordanian man was fatally wounded in the incident while an Israeli national was among the two injured parties taken to hospital.

Before the shooting, Jordanians had entered the apartment building for carpentry work, the statement said.

The second Jordanian was wounded in the shooting, the police said in a statement.

Earlier on Sunday, Jordan requested an urgent meeting for Arab foreign ministers to discuss the situation.

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On Friday, demonstrations across Jordan called for severing ties with Israel and closing off the Israeli embassy in Amman over Israeli escalation in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Several thousand Jordanians demonstrated on Friday against Israel, urging a jihad (holy struggle) in protests in Amman and in cities and refugee camps across the kingdom.

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The country's officials have said they are open to adopting alternative security measures in order to reduce tensions, but have warned they will not remove the metal detectors.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.



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