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Zionist Regime Reopens Jordan Embassy

30 January 2018 14:00

Zionist occupation authorities said Tuesday they were reopening the embassy in Jordan which has been shut for six months, after Amman and Tel Aviv resolved a diplomatic dispute over a deadly shooting.

The embassy in Amman is in the process of “gradual reopening,” Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said, without providing further details.

On July 23, a security guard for the Israeli embassy shot dead a Jordanian worker who had allegedly tried to stab him in the back, according to the Israeli foreign ministry.

A second Jordanian, the apartment landlord, was also killed.

The guard was briefly questioned by investigators in Jordan before returning to the occupied territories along with the rest of the embassy staff, where he received a hero’s welcome from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with ambassador Einat Shlein, sparking widespread anger in Jordan.

Amman later said it would not allow the embassy staff to return until Tel Avivi opened a serious investigation and offered an apology.

Israeli justice ministry said in August it was launching a police “examination” into the incident.

On January 18 Amman said Tel Avivi had apologized for the killing of the two Jordanians as well as the killing of a Jordanian judge by an Israeli soldier at the countries’ border in 2014, and agreed to compensate all three families.

Netanyahu for his part, said Tel Aviv had “expressed regret” over the July shooting and agreed to pay compensation to the Jordanian government, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post.

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