AMMAN, 17th September, 2016 (WAM) — Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Saturday condemned the Israeli occupation army for deliberately shooting Jordanian Saeed Al Amr near the Damascus Gate in the occupied Jerusalem’s walled Old City, killing him instantly.

According to Jordan News Agency (PETRA), the Ministry spokesperson Sabah Al Rafei cast doubt on the Israeli police narrative that Amr had tried to stab Israeli troops, saying the police statement had clearly stated that no soldiers or police were hurt in the incident.

Amr entered the occupied Palestinian territories on Thursday with a tourist group to visit the holy city.

Rafei said the Jordanian government was following up on the incident, which took place on Friday, to learn about the details and ensure that the body of the victim will be returned to his family “so that legal and diplomatic measures applied internationally in such cases could be pursued”.

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