Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths — BBCI

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Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan's capital Amman

(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean). Palestinians pray in front of mock metal detectors during a demonstration in Bethlehem, Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Photo Zakaria Jawawdah, father of the slain Jordanian worker, Mohammad Jawawdah.

As reported on RTE, Israel did not want the news of the two Jordanian's who died, to be public knowledge.

Jordanian security forces have surrounded the compound and are reluctant to let him leave the country.

Netanyahu said all diplomatic channels are being used, and that he's spoken numerous times to Einat Schlein, Israel's ambassador to Jordan.

The Jordanian worker who was killed was identified as Mohammad Jawawdah, 16. Israel has defended its policies as needed security precautions.

The Israeli man was in "unstable" condition, said the news site Hala Akhbar, linked to the Jordanian military. "There is no need for a diplomatic escalation".

"I assured the security guard that we will see to bringing him back to Israel; we have experience in this", Mr. Netanyahu said at the start of his meeting with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili of Georgia. The site is sacred to both Jews and Muslims. Jews revere the esplanade as the site of their destroyed biblical Temples, and the holiest site in their religion.

The newspaper Haaretz says that Jason Greenblatt is expected to arrive on Monday in the Trump administration's first direct foray into the crisis.

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Israel shut off the mosque compound on 14 July after Arab Israelis attacked and killed two police officers nearby. The PA also cut all contact with Israel following the move. The tensions have led to mass prayer protests and deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Pope Francis said yesterday he was alarmed by the recent violence in Jerusalem and called for dialogue and moderation to help restore peace, reported Reuters.

Other regional leaders warned that the clashes in Jerusalem could spread to other parts of the Middle East.

He was killed while furniture was being replaced at the staff residence.

Palestinians are angry over additional security measures that were introduced at the site following the fatal shooting of two Israeli police officers.

The Israeli embassy is located in the posh Rabiyeh neighbourhood in Amman. The gunfire killed the Jordanian man and injured the Jordanian landlord of the building who was also present at the time. The guard was lightly hurt, the ministry said. The stabber was a 17-year-old Jordanian who was doing carpentry work in the apartment.

Israel's security Cabinet met from late Sunday until the early hours of Monday to discuss the crisis at the shrine and the embassy shooting, and was to convene again Monday afternoon.

In light of the tension, Israel kept its embassy in Ankara, Turkey, closed Monday. The ministers were reportedly reviewing the initial decision on installing the metal detectors and weighing possible alternatives.

A large proportion of Jordanians have Palestinian origins, with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics putting their number at 3.24 million in 2009, or more than half the population. The assailant was detained.

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