- Title: Netanyahu says Israel works to resolve crisis with Jordan
- Date: 24th July 2017
- Summary: JERUSALEM (JULY 24, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WELCOMING GEORGIAN COUNTERPART GIORGI KVIRIKASHVILI, BOTH LEADERS WALK UP TO PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYING: "I assured him (Israeli security guard who shot dead two Jordanians) that we will see to bringing him back to Israel; we have experience in this. I told both of them that we are holding ongoing contacts with security and government officials in Amman, on all levels, in order to bring the incident to a close as quickly as possible. The Jordanian Ambassador to Israel arrived at the Foreign Ministry this morning for a conversation and was asked to assist on the matter." NETANYAHU AND KVIRIKASHVILI (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYING: "We are also holding contacts on various other channels with one objective - to end and to bring - to end the incident and to bring our people back to Israel. And we are doing this determinedly and responsibly. This is also the way we act regarding the right way to ensure security and quiet on the Temple Mount, in the old city and in Jerusalem as a whole." NETANYAHU AND KVIRIKASHVILI
- 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: LVA0016R2S7YB
- 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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