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Fatal shooting casts long shadow over Israel-Jordan ties

In this July 28, 2017 file photo, Jordanian riot police block the path of several hundred Jordanian protesters who chanted “Death to Israel” after 16-year-old Mohammed al-Jawawdeh was killed, along with a Jordanian man, by an Israeli embassy security guard in Aman Jordan. The fatal July shootings cast a long shadow over traditionally low-key but strategically important bilateral ties. A Jordanian official says the relationship has been “hit hard” on all levels and that Israel’s ambassador won’t be allowed back unless Israel launches a serious investigation into the shooting. Israel says it’s looking into the shooting it has portrayed as self-defense. (AP Photo/Omar Akour, File)


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