In an attempt to calm the storm within the Hashemite Kingdom following the return of the security guard who shot and killed two Jordanians, the Jordanian Foreign Affairs Minister clarified that the decision to close his case file was based on principles of law and not on any sort of deal. During a heated discussion in the Jordanian Parliament, calls to overthrow the government were heard.

The heated argument in Jordanian Parliament

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Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi was forced to convene a press conference today (Tuesday) in which he vehemently denied that there had been a diplomatic deal that allowed the Israeli security guard to be set free. Following serious accusations made by the Jordanian public, Safadi claimed that the security guard was set free solely based upon principles of the law.

Safadi called for the press conference following an especially heated discussion within the Jordanian Parliament this morning. During the discussion, which included shouts and rage, several of the participants left the Parliament Hall. The Parliament members are apparently protesting the fact that the security guard was able to return to Israel last night.

The stabber and the scene of the incident

The stabber and the scene of the incident Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

“The significance of the shooting incident is not only about security, but also about policy, diplomacy and allies,” stated the Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament during the heated meeting. “The Israeli expansion and provocation, that is still brutally working on Palestinian land and defiling our holy sites, must be vigorously addressed.”