Jordan: Israeli delegation is not coming back

Jordanian newspaper reports that Jordan is refusing to allow the return of Israeli Embassy officials until 'guarantees' are given.

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Amman, Jordan
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The Jordanian newspaper Al-Dustour quoted official sources in the Jordanian government as saying that Jordan would not allow the return of the Israeli embassy delegation, headed by Ambassador Schlein, to Amman.

According to Kan, the newspaper reported this morning that the Jordanian government had sent a notice to the Israeli government, demanding that it delay the return of a delegation.

The Jordanian newspaper said that Jordan strongly criticized the behavior of Prime Minister Netanyahu when he chose to hug the security guard who shot two Jordanians after being attacked. In light of this tension, the Israeli delegation would not be able to return to Amman unless guarantees were given that the security guard would be fully investigated and brought to trial.

So far, it will be remembered, demands of this sort have been raised in Jordanian media and the Jordanian parliament, but the Jordanian government has not expressed such a position. Now, however, the demand seems to have acquired official status.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely argued that, to the best of her knowledge, the Israeli position is that the entire Israeli delegation, including the security guard itself, would return to normal functioning in Jordan.

However, it seems that this position is far from being realized.