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Terrorist Strikes Israeli Embassy in Jordan as Temple Mount Violence Rises

07-23-2017

JERUSALEM, Israel The deputy security director of the Israeli Embassy in Amman was stabbed by a Jordanian man in a terrorist attack on Sunday.

The attacker was shot and killed.

The deputy security director is on his way to Israel for further examination. He will stay there for a week.

Sunday’s attack comes after two Israeli officers were killed by by three Israeli Arabs on July 14 at the Lion's Gate entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The three terrorists used the al-Aksa Mosque on the Mount to get the guns for their attack.

Israeli security officials subsequently put security measures in place, installing metal detectors at the entrance of the site.

Palestinian Authority officials and members of the Islamic Waqf who administers the site objected to those security measures and promised "escalation" if Israel did not remove the metal detectors.

Then on Friday, Palestinians rioted in several locations around Jerusalem when Israeli police officers refused to allow any men under 50 to pray on the Temple Mount. During those riots, three Palestinians were killed, and dozens injured.

Later in the day, 20-year-old Omar al-Abed murdered three members of an Israeli family in their Samaria home while celebrating the birth of their newest grandson.

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