Jordanian envoy summoned over calls to release killer

Foreign Ministry official says Israel is "shocked and revolted" by Jordanian Minister's demanding that killer of 7 Israeli schoolgirls be released.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 15, 2011 17:15
1 minute read.
Jordanian justice minister Hussein Mjali

Jordanian justice minister 311. (photo credit: AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Jordan's ambassador to Israel was summoned by the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, where he was told that Israel is "shocked and revolted" by the calls by Jordanian Justice Minister Hussein Mjali to release Cpl. Ahmed Daqamesh, a Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997.

"The declarations of the Justice Minister...are all the more pronounced when coming from the minister in charge of law and justice," the Foreign Ministry explained.

RELATED:
Jordan minister: Release soldier who shot Israelis


Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Yaacov Hadas, Deputy Director-General for the Middle East and the Peace Process met with the Jordanian envoy, saying that "Israel views this statement with the utmost severity, and expects the Jordanian government to immediately and unequivocally denounce the minister's statement."

Hadas also demanded that the Jordanian government "express its outright rejection of all calls for the release of the heinous murderer, and that he will continue to bear the punishment imposed on him."

In addition, Israeli Ambassador to Jordan, Daniel Nevo, protested to senior officials in Jordan's government.

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN