Deadly shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan
Two Jordanian men were killed and an Israeli man was seriously wounded by gunfire at the Israeli embassy in Amman.
Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire on 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.
It did not say what triggered the shooting.
Three people were initially wounded in the incident, the security agency said. Two Jordanians later died, according to the agency and the news site Hala Akhbar, linked to the Jordanian military.
One of the Jordanians killed was a physician at the scene, the security agency said.
The Israeli was in “unstable” condition, the new site said.
he Israeli Foreign Ministry had no comment.
Jordanian security forces deployed in the streets around the embassy, an AFP correspondent said.
The incident comes at a time of mounting tensions between Israel and the Muslim world over metal detectors Israel installed around the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Earlier on Sunday, Jordan requested an urgent meeting for Arab foreign ministers to discuss the situation.
On Friday, thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of Amman after the weekly prayer to denounce the Israeli measures at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound.
Jordan is the official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.