Jordan is refusing to allow an Israeli diplomatic security agent to leave the country after he killed two Jordanians while being attacked at Israel’s embassy in Amman, leading to a diplomatic standoff between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbour.
The situation began on Sunday when a 17-year-old Jordanian carpenter attacked the Israeli guard with a screw driver at the Israeli embassy, according to the Israeli foreign ministry. The guard opened fire and killed the carpenter but also fatally wounded the landlord of the building, a Jordanian doctor.
Jordanian police are now demanding that the wounded security guard submit to interrogation over the killings. But Israel has said the agent has diplomatic immunity and cannot be arrested or questioned. Read more here.