2018-01-31 / Mideast

Israeli embassy set to reopen after shootings

Israel and Jordan agreed on the resolution of deadly incidents that shut down the work of the Israeli embassy in Amman, officials in both countries said.

Officials in Jerusalem announced the agreement, saying it means that “the Israeli embassy in Jordan will return to full activity immediately.”

The agreement was on the shooting of two Jordanians by a security officer at the Amman embassy in July and on the 2014 slaying of a Jordanian judge by Israeli security officers at the Allenby border crossing. Israel has already apologized for the shooting of the judge.

In the embassy shooting, security officer Ziv Moyal shot two Jordanians dead after one of them allegedly attacked him. The ensuing diplomatic crisis between Jerusalem and Amman prompted diplomatic staff, including Ambassador Einat Schlein, to return to Israel. (JTA)

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