Amman, (Petra) -- His Majesty
King Abdullah II on Thursday said Jordan
will exert all possible efforts and employ
all tools to bring justice to the death
of two Jordanians, who were shot by an Israeli
embassy employee on Sunday.
His Majesty told a National
Policy Council meeting he chaired upon his
return from the U.S. that the Israeli prime
minister is required to abide by his obligations
and take all legal measures that guarantee
the killer stands trial to achieve justice
instead of handling this crime for political
showoff to achieve personal political gains.
"Such rejected and provocative
act infuriates us all, destabilizes security
and fuels extremism in the region and is
totally unacceptable", King Abdullah
said during the meeting attended by His
Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin
Abdullah II, His Majesty's Advisor and chairman
of the council, His Royal Highness Prince
Faisal Bin Al Hussein the King.
His Majesty extended to the
families of the two victims and said: "We
will not give up our rights and our citizens'
rights. The manner through which Israel
dealt with the embassy incident and the
killing of the judge Zeiter will have a
direct impact on our relations with Israel.''
King Abdullah emphasized that
Jordan respects international law, diplomatic
norms and treaties and such commitment and
respect is the guarantor of the Kingdom's
and its citizens' rights.
Speaking on the Al-Aqsa Mosque/
Al-Haram al-Sharif crisis, His Majesty said
Jordan and the Palestinian brethren maintained
unified positions to contain the crisis
and ensure the reopening of the Al-Aqsa
Mosque. He stressed that the historical
and legal status quo in Al-Harm Al Sharif
must be respected to prevent the reoccurrence
of such a crisis.
The meeting was also attended
by the prime minister, the Royal Court chief,
the director of the Intelligence Department,
the director of the King's Office, the King's
advisors, the interior minister, the state
minister for media affairs and communications
and director of the public security and