AP: Jordan and Israel defuse crisis over embassy guard shooting

Jordan and Israel appeared on Thursday to be putting behind them a diplomatic crisis triggered by the killing last summer of two Jordanians by an Israeli embassy guard.

A report by Jordan’s state news agency Petra said Israel sent an official memorandum, expressing “deep regret” over the July shooting at Israel’s embassy in Amman, offered compensation to the families of the victims and agreed to “follow up” with legal measures.

A statement from the office of Israel’s prime minister said Israel’s Embassy in Jordan would resume full operations immediately. The statement said the shooting incident is being examined and that a conclusion is set to be reached in the coming weeks.

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