- Title: Netanyahu says Israel works to resolve crisis with Jordan
- Date: 24th July 2017
- Summary: MODI'IN, ISRAEL (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SECURITY ANALYST GONEN BEN ITZHAK, WORKING ON HIS COMPUTER
- Embargoed: 7th August 2017 12:22
- Keywords: Israeli security man kills two in Jordan Israeli-Jordan relations Jerusalem shrine security measures dispute Muslim anger over al-Aqsa metal detectors
- Location: JERUSALEM/MODIIN, ISRAEL
- City: JERUSALEM/MODIIN, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0026R2S7YB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday (July 24) that Israel was seeking a resolution to the crisis with Jordan after an Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who attacked him with a screwdriver at Israel's embassy compound in Amman and a second Jordanian also died, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
The incident had potential to cause a rift in the already tense Israel-Jordan relations since Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem after two Israeli policemen were shot dead by three Arab-Israeli gunmen near the site last week.
Violence against Israelis is rare in Jordan, a tightly policed country that is also a staunch regional ally of the United States. It also shares a long border with Israel.
Analysts hope that the fatal incident will not stop Jordan's King Abdulla from interfering to calm down Muslim anger over the Israeli security measures.
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