Security Tightened at Israeli Embassy in Jordan

Security around Israel’s embassy in Amman, Jordan has been increased as a result of the recent violent mob attack on Israel’s embassy in Cairo.

More security forces and armored vehicles have been seen on the main roads leading to the embassy, according to Arab reports cited in the Israeli media.

The increased security comes amid the establishment over the weekend of a Facebook page calling for Jordanians to attend a “million-man protest” in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sept. 15, The Israel Project and Yediot Acharonot reported. Some 1,000 people so far have indicated that they will attend the event.

Organizers of the protest said that demonstrators will try to break into the building, as well as to tear down the Israeli flag.

Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994, following Egypt in 1979.

Israeli embassies around the world have been on high alert since protesters broke into the embassy in Cairo on Sept. 9, requiring some embassy personnel to be removed by an Egyptian commando unit during a special rescue operation.

This story "Security Tightened at Israeli Embassy in Jordan" was written by JTA.


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