Tensions have risen between the Jewish State and neighboring Arab state over an altercation between an Israeli security officer and local Jordanian. Near the Israeli Embassy in Amman, an Israeli guard shot dead a Jordanian attacker and inadvertently shot a second Jordanian.
The attack comes as thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman against the installation by Israel of metal detectors outside the East Jerusalem site which is sacred to both Muslims and Jews. Jordan has restricted Israeli Embassy staff to their compound and is not allowing the Israeli guard to leave the country.
Israel’s decision to add metal detectors to the holy site has prompted protests in more than one Arab nation, increasing the divide between Arab nations and the Zionist country.