Jor­da­nian killed, Is­raeli wounded at Is­raeli em­bassy

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

AM­MAN, Jor­dan — Three peo­ple, in­clud­ing an Is­raeli man, were wounded by gun­fire Sun­day in a res­i­den­tial build­ing in the heav­ily for­ti­fied Is­raeli em­bassy com­pound in Jor­dan’s cap­i­tal, the king­dom’s Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Direc­torate said. Be­fore the shoot­ing, Jor­da­ni­ans had en­tered the apart­ment build­ing for car­pen­try work, the state­ment said. One of the Jor­da­ni­ans was crit­i­cally wounded and later died at a hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to Hala Akhbar, a news site linked to the Jor­da­nian mil­i­tary. The site said the Is­raeli man was in ``un­sta­ble’’ con­di­tion.

A Jor­da­nian se­cu­rity of­fi­cial con­firmed that a Jor­da­nian had been killed and an Is­raeli wounded. He spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he was not au­tho­rized to dis­cuss the in­ci­dent with the me­dia.

The Is­raeli For­eign Min­istry had no im­me­di­ate com­ment.

The in­ci­dent comes at a time of mounting ten­sions be­tween Is­rael and the Mus­lim world over metal de­tec­tors Is­rael in­stalled at a Jerusalem shrine revered by Mus­lims and Jews. Jor­dan is the Mus­lim cus­to­dian of the site. On Fri­day, thou­sands of Jor­da­ni­ans staged an anti-Is­raeli protest in Am­man.

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