Shin Bet chief traveled to Jordan to seek solution to diplomatic crisis

July 24, 2017 20:12
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It was cleared for publication on Monday evening that the senior Israeli security official who traveled to Amman, Jordan, in search of a solution to the ongoing Israel-Jordan diplomatic crisis was Shin Bet security services chief Nadav Argaman.

Argaman has returned to Israel and will update Israel's security cabinet on Monday evening as to his negotiations with Jordanian officials.

An Israeli security officer at the Israeli embassy in Jordan was stabbed in the stomach in Amman by a man with a screwdriver moving furniture in one of the residences in the embassy compound Sunday night, as tensions over the Temple Mount spilled over to the east side of the Jordan River.

According to a Foreign Ministry statement, the guard shot the assailant – identified as Mohammed Zakaria al-Jawawdeh, 17– in self defense. Al-Jawawdeh was killed, and another man at the scene – the owner of the compound – was injured and later succumbed to his wounds.

The Israeli guard suffered light injuries.

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