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Jordanian security forces stand guard outside the Israeli embassy in Amman following an ‘incident’ on July 23, 2017 in which a Jordanian man was killed and an Israeli seriously injured
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Amman- A Jordanian man, 17, was killed on Sunday after getting wounded during a quarrel between him and an Israeli at a residential building affiliated with the Israeli embassy in the Rabieh neighborhood in west Amman, a Jordanian security source said.

The source said that the Jordanian man was gunshot wounded to his shoulder while the Israeli had multiple stab wounds to the abdomen.

The Public Security Department (PSD) a police taskforce responded to the incident and deployed to the site.

The police then evacuated the men for medical treatment but one of them, a Jordanian, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

The PSD added in a statement that preliminary investigations indicate that the two Jordanians had entered the embassy’s compound to do carpentry work, Jordanian news agency Petra said.

The statement said the PSD launched an extensive investigation into the incident and informed the Public Prosecution in order to find out all details and circumstances in accordance with legal procedures followed in such cases.

A source said that one of the two Jordanians stabbed the assistant of the Israeli embassy’s security manager after a quarrel between them.

The other Jordanian then stabbed another Jordanian worker inside the embassy before the Israeli guard fired at one of them while the embassy’s security staff arrested the other.

The security source spoke about an attempt to penetrate the embassy compound.

Another security source told Asharq Al-Awsat other details of what happened on Sunday.

He said that two Jordanians were trying to do carpenter works inside a building affiliated with the embassy when one of the Israeli embassy employers fired at them upon suspicion, killing one of the two Jordanian men and arresting the other.