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One Jordanian Killed, One Israeli Injured At Israeli Embassy


(FILES) Picture dated October 1997 shows the Israeli embassy in Amman

Jordanian officials say one man was killed and two people wounded, including an Israeli citizen, in a July 23 shooting incident at the Israeli Embassy in Jordan's capital, Amman.

One Jordanian was killed by a gunshot in the incident, while the Israeli and another person were wounded and subsequently hospitalized, according to a police statement.

The Hala Akhbar news site, which is linked to Jordan's military, said that an Israeli man was in "unstable condition" and that the Jordanian man died due to gunshot injuries.

The police report added that two Jordanian employees of a furniture company had entered the embassy prior to the shooting.

Tensions have mounted recently between Israel and Jordan, who signed a peace treaty in 1994.

The incident at the embassy follows a protest by thousands of Jordanians in Amman on July 22 over Israeli security measures at a holy site in Jerusalem that is revered by both Jews and Muslims.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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