Politics

Jordan’s king slams Israel over recalling shooter involved in diplomatic incident

AMMAN – 27 July 2017: Jordan's King Abdullah II asserted that the Jordanian government will not relinquish any of its people’s rights; warning Israel’s handling of the case at the embassy will have a direct impact on our relations, Petra News Agency reported.
The King made the remarks during a meeting after a staff member at the Israeli embassy in Amman shot dead two Jordanian persons.
He slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of the shooting incident, calling his behavior "unacceptable and provocative".
After the shooting the Israeli Prime Minister has recalled the Israeli shooter involved in diplomatic incident.
"The Israeli prime minister is required to honor his responsibilities and take the necessary legal measures to ensure that the killer is tried and justice is served, rather than exhibiting political showmanship in dealing with this crime to score personal political points. Such conduct is utterly rejected and provocative. It angers us all, threatens regional security, and fuels extremism. It is absolutely unacceptable."
"I extend my condolences to the families of the victims, and pray that God have mercy on their souls and grant their families, and all Jordanians, patience and fortitude.”
“I hereby affirm that we will not relinquish any of their rights or the rights of our citizens; and Israel’s handling of the case at the embassy, the killing of Judge Raed Zuaiter, and other cases will have a direct impact on our relations," the King said.



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