PM pre­vents bor­der ‘punch-up’ between MPs

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu has in­ter­vened to pre­vent a pos­si­ble fist­fight between an out­spo­ken MP and his Jor­da­nian coun­ter­part.

The pair had ar­ranged to meet on the bor­der between their coun­tries af­ter ex­chang­ing in­sults on so­cial me­dia. A vi­o­lent clash was widely ex­pected.

But at the last mo­ment Mr Ne­tanyahu or­dered MP Oren Hazan to pull out.

Re­la­tions between the two neigh­bour­ing coun­tries have been strained since a shoot­ing at the end of July.

On 23 July, an Is­raeli se­cu­rity guard shot dead two Jor­da­ni­ans near Is­rael’s em­bassy in Jor­dan.

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