Two Jordanians were killed and an armed Israeli guard was injured after an incident at the Israeli embassy complex in Jordan. A Jordanian attacked the guard with a screwdriver right next to the Israeli embassy and was soon shot to death.
A second Jordanian was also inadvertently killed in the gunfire, Israeli officials said. The guard sustained minor wounds.
The attacker was a carpenter purportedly working in a residential building used by the embassy. This is one of the most serious incidents between the two countries since they signed a peace treaty in 1994.
The second Jordanian, who died from his wounds in a hospital, was identified as the building’s landlord. According to the Vienna Convention of 1961, the Israeli guard has immunity from investigation and arrest.
Published by: The War Files