Newly Appointed Israeli Ambassador Arrives in Amman

AMMAN —AlGhad— The newly appointed Israeli Ambassador to Amman, Amir Weissbrod, has arrived in the Jordanian Capital late on Sunday, official sources have confirmed.

The standard diplomatic and administrative procedures, regarding his appointment, have been concluded, an official Jordanian source said.

Weissbrod is scheduled to appear before His Majesty King Abdullah at the Royal Hashemite Court (RHC) within the next two days, to present his accreditations.

His appointment comes after a six-month diplomatic vacuum, after an embassy guard shot and killed two Jordanians, including one teenager, near the embassy.

The murder stirred a diplomatic crisis after the killer diplomat was allowed repatriation and was provocatively received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Notably, Weissbrod was a member of the Israeli diplomatic mission to Amman in the years 2001 through 2004, and is said to be well acquainted with the relationship between Jordan and Israel.

The Israeli authorities pledged to prosecute the murderer and agreed to pay remunerations, despite the provocations.

Families of the embassy shooting victims and judge Raed Zuaitar, who was murdered by an Israeli soldier back in 2014, were offered USD5 million in compensations.

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