Jordanian forces prevent evacuation of Israeli embassy

The Israeli embassy staff was locked in by Jordanian forces early Monday until they surrender the high-ranking Israeli security officer who was stabbed by a Jordanian man and shot him and another Jordanian dead. Amman wants to interrogate the guard over the incident. Israeli refuses to hand him over on the grounds that he has diplomatic immunity and will be probed by the Israeli police.
Jordanian sources report that one of the dead Jordanians was a carpenter and the other a “physician at the scene” according to one source, "the landlord", according to another. The Israeli guard’s medical condition is described by Jordanian sources as “unstable.”

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