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Publish Date : Saturday 5 August 2017 - 06:08
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Protesters in Amman call for closure of Israeli embassy
Protesters in Amman call for closure of Israeli embassy
 
 
Islam Times - Jordanians have protested in the capital Amman, demanding the closure of the Israeli embassy in response to the death of two nationals at the hands of its guard last month.
 
During the rally, held near the Israeli embassy in Amman after Friday prayer, the demonstrators also called for the annulment of the unpopular 1994 peace treaty with the Tel Aviv regime.

 
They also urged the government to scrap Amman’s gas agreements with Israel.

 
On July 23, an Israeli embassy guard shot dead two Jordanians after one of them allegedly attacked him with a screwdriver.

 
Israel's Foreign Ministry claimed that the guard had acted in self-defense.

 
However, Jordanian police said the officer shot the Jordanian victim who worked for a furniture company and was delivering an order after a brawl.

 
The security man, along with the rest of the embassy staff, returned to the occupied territories under diplomatic immunity.

 
Jordan has launched an investigation into the deadly shooting incident and Jordan's attorney general has filed murder charges against the Israeli embassy guard.

 
Earlier, 82 Jordanian lawmakers signed a petition, urging the government in Amman to expel the Israeli ambassador and recall Jordan's envoy to the occupied territories.

 
Jordan’s King Abdullah angrily urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to put the guard on trial, warning that the issue jeopardizes Amman-Tel Aviv ties.
 
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