By Micah Halpern
I've Been Thinking:
There was a shooting inside the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan yesterday.
Israel has not yet issued a statement. So far, all the information we have has come from the Jordanians.
Two terrorists entered the Israeli embassy, presumably, as workers for a furniture company coming to do repairs. Once inside they started to shoot.
The terrorists were killed. An Israeli was wounded.
The Israeli embassy in Jordan is in a very luxurious neighborhood in Amman.
It is built like a fortress and is guarded, on the outside, by Jordanian anti-terror forces. The embassy has been a center for protests against Israel.
Tensions are high in Jordan -- about 40% of Jordan's population is of Palestinian descent.
Jordan is very close with the United States and they have a peace treaty with Israel. They are officially in charge of the Temple Mount. The Wafq, which is the religious trust that operates and controls the Temple Mount, is funded by Jordan.
The Jordanians are walking a tightrope.
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