Jordanian Court Orders Israel to Pay $500,000 Compensation to Man Wounded by Embassy Guard

The ruling by a court in Amman follows the 2017 shooting, which led to a drastic deterioration in diplomatic ties between the two countries

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Jordanian security forces outside the Israeli embassy in Jordan on July 23, 2017.
Jordanian security forces outside the Israeli embassy in Jordan on July 23, 2017.Credit: Salah Malkawi / Anadolu Agency

The Israeli embassy in Amman was ordered to compensate a man who was shot by an embassy guard in 2017, Jordanian media outlets reported on Monday.

According to the reports, the embassy will be required to pay $500,000 to Maher Fares Ibrahim, who was shot and wounded in the incident in July 2017.

Maher was delivering furniture to the guard's home in the capital, when the embassy guard killed two Jordanians - Muhammad Al-Jawawdeh and Bashar Al-Hamarneh - following a violent dispute between the sides.

The guard at the Israeli Embassy in Amman was stabbed by a Jordanian carpenter who was installing furniture in his apartment near the embassy compound. The Israeli security officer, who was lightly wounded in the incident, shot and killed the attacker. His landlord, who was also present during the incident, was also wounded during the incident and later died of his wounds.

Jordanian media outlets reported on Monday that the Israeli embassy in the country is obliged to compensate the Jordanian civilian who had been shot, along with two other Jordanians, by an Israel embassy guard in 2017.

At the time, the Jordanian authorities allowed the guard to leave Jordan after interrogating him.

Monday's ruling comes after Ibrahim has filed a lawsuit against the embassy, demanding compensation for material and moral damages sustained following his injury by the Israeli guard.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

NOW: 40% OFF
Already signed up? LOG IN


הקלטות מעוז

Jewish Law Above All: Recordings Reveal Far-right MK's Plan to Turn Israel Into Theocracy

איתמר בן גביר

Why I’m Turning My Back on My Jewish Identity

Travelers looking at the Departures board at Ben Gurion Airport. The number of olim who later become yordim is unknown.

Down and Out: Why These New Immigrants Ended Up Leaving Israel

Beatrice Grannò and Simona Tabasco as Mia and Lucia in "The White Lotus."

The Reality Behind ‘The White Lotus’ Sex Work Fantasy

The Mossad hit team in Dubai. Exposed by dozens of security cameras

This ‘Dystopian’ Cyber Firm Could Have Saved Mossad Assassins From Exposure

מליאת הכנסת 28.12.22

Comeback Kid: How Netanyahu Took Back Power After 18 Months in Exile