Today, an Israeli diplomatic official told Reuters news agency that Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein will be replaced following the shooting incident that led to a rift between the country’s diplomatic relationship.
Israeli embassy in Jordan Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
Today (Wednesday), an Israeli diplomatic official told Reuters news agency that Israel will soon appoint a new ambassador to Jordan.
The announcement comes a month after the Jordanians claimed that they will not allow Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein to enter the country following the shooting incident. Amman also insisted on a legal procedure against the guard and refused to allow Israeli investigators to collect evidence from eyewitnesses.
Schlein and Moyal meet with Netanyahu Photo credit: GPO/ Channel 2 News
“The Jordanians don’t want her (Schlein) back and this has been a big obstacle in patching things up,” the Israeli official told Reuters. “We’re looking for a replacement.”
The diplomatic rift between the countries erupted in July, when a Jordanian man attacked Israeli security guard Ziv Moyal with a screwdriver, whereupon Moyal killed the assailant. A second Jordanian also died in the incident.
Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry commented: “We are working on a solution that will restore the diplomatic relationship to its path.”