“There is rampant speculation that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut a deal with Jordan to remove the Temple Mount metal detectors.”
I see I am not the only one who thinks Israel made a deal for the release of those held at Israeli embassy compound in Ammon for the removal of the metal detectors.
The Jews hold life as valuable above all else.
The Israeli delegation locked down in the Amman embassy after the stabbing attack.
The Jordanians have refused to let the guard be transferred back to Israel. The Foreign Ministry said that according to the Vienna Convention that covers diplomatic relations, the guard has immunity from investigation and arrest. He, and the rest of the delegation, are currently locked down in the compound, and Israel is not letting the Jordanians investigate the guard.
But now, “the return of the emissaries was made possible by the close cooperation between Israel and Jordan in the last 24 hours. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke a short while ago with the ambassador and the security officer, asked about their safety and congratulated them.”
“Israeli Hostages Released From Jordan,” by Hana Levi Julian, Jewish Press, July 24, 2017:
Some 30 staff members who refused to return to Israel without their wounded colleague arrived safely home in the Jewish State Monday night, led by Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Shlain, together with the embassy’s security officer, who was attacked Sunday in Amman by a young Jordanian terrorist.
The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement late Monday evening: “The staff of the Israeli embassy in Jordan, headed by Ambassador Einat Shlain, arrived in Israel a short time ago via the Allenby crossing. Among the crew members is the security officer who was injured last night in the stabbing attack in Amman. All emissaries [were returned] peacefully.
“The return of the emissaries was made possible by the close cooperation between Israel and Jordan in the last 24 hours. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke a short while ago with the ambassador and the security officer, asked about their safety and congratulated them,” the statement concluded.
The 17-year-old attacker stabbed the security officer in the chest and in the back, but his target pulled out his weapon opened fire at the terrorist, resulting in his death. A stray bullet also killed a second Jordanian man who was in the room as well.
Jordanian police refused to allow the wounded security officer to leave the country and insisted on taking him into custody for interrogation. Israel refused to allow Jordan to take custody of the officer, citing the Vienna Convention that grants diplomatic immunity to embassy staff. Thus began a standoff that led to riots and protests by Jordanian citizens, and efforts by both sides to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Israel agreed that Jordanian police can go to the Israeli embassy with Israeli diplomats and hear the security officers’ version of what happened. They did, they heard. One hour later, everyone passed through Allenby bridge border crossing into Israel.
There is rampant speculation among Israeli media that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut a deal with Jordan to remove metal detectors that were installed last week at the entrances to the Temple Mount, within the coming days.
The issue of the metal detectors is one that has been used as an excuse by the Palestinian Authority to create a firestorm of fury within the rest of the Arab world, including in Jordan.
Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with King Abdullah II Monday morning to discuss the rising tensions over the attack on the embassy officer and the resulting deaths of the two Jordanians. They also discusssed the escalating violence and ongoing incitement that is being further encouraged by the Palestinian Authority, as well as by elements in Jordan.
There were rumors in Israel that the Hashemite monarch was refusing to release the security officer unless Israel removed the metal detectors from the entrances to the Temple Mount….
The Truth Must be Told
Your contribution supports independent journalism
Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.
Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.
Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.
Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.
Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.