'Jordan has lowered fears of embassy attack in Amman'

Foreign Ministry says Jordan gave security assurances about embassy; Facebook protest: "No Zionist embassy on Jordanian territory."

By JPOST.COM STAFF,
September 15, 2011 09:28
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A senior official in the Foreign Ministry said that the security assurances from Jordan have reduced fears of a serious attack against the embassy, Israel Radio reported Thursday, despite evacuations of the mission on Wednesday evening.

The evacuation occurred hours before a Facebook organized march under the banner (in Arabic) of "No Zionist embassy on Jordanian territory."

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Unlike in Egypt, where diplomats lived with their families, in Amman the Israeli delegation serves without their families, and comes home for weekends.


The decision came just days after the 13-hour rampage at the Israeli embassy in Cairo, during which six security guards locked themselves behind a steel door while mobs ransacked the embassy.

Egyptian commandos rescued those six security guards from the Cairo embassy, as protesters broke into archives and threw documents from the building's windows into the street below where demonstrators were celebrating.

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The government has said that Israel would respect the peace treaty with Egypt, and was determined to return its envoy as soon as possible.

Jpost.com staff contributed to this report.

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