Jordanians have taken to the streets in Amman demanding the government shut down the Israeli embassy and scrap the infamous 1994 peace treaty with Tel Aviv.
It came days after fatal shooting at the Israeli embassy, when an Israeli guard shot dead two Jordanians after one of them allegedly attacked him with a screwdriver.
Protesters chanted “Death to Israel” and “No Zionist embassy on Jordanian soil” during demonstrations near the Israeli mission in the Jordanian capital on Friday.
The Jordanian demonstrators called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.
Israeli Foreign Ministry claimed that the guards had acted in self-defense, while Jordanian police said the officer shot the Jordanian victim after they got into a fight.
The guard later returned to Israel and was welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who praised him for “acting calmly”.
Jordanian King Abdullah has urged Israel to put the shooter on trial, saying Netanyahu’s behavior toward the security guard had been “provocative on all fronts and enrages us, destabilizes security and fuels extremism.”
"We demand that the Israeli Prime Minister abides by his commitment and takes all measures to ensure the trial of the killer, and not handle this like a political show to achieve personal political gains," he pointed out.