Jordan, Israel in Diplomatic Standoff after Embassy Incident

تم نشره في Mon 24 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Security forces have closed roads in the area - (AFP)

CAPITALS — Israel and Jordan are involved in a diplomatic standoff after an Israeli guard reportedly shot dead two Jordanians near the embassy in Amman.

Jordanian police want to question the guard and have sealed off the area, but Israel says he has diplomatic immunity.

A second Jordanian hit by the gunfire died in hospital. Israel says he was inadvertently shot.

It is one of the most serious incidents between the two countries since they signed a peace treaty in 1994.

Israel's foreign ministry said one of the Jordanians stabbed the security officer from behind inside a residential building adjacent to the embassy where he had gone to install some furniture.