The charge d’affaires was advised that Israel is shocked and revolted by the declarations of the Justice Minister, which are all the more pronounced when coming from the minister in charge of law and justice.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)

The chargé d’affaires of the Jordanian embassy in Israel was summoned this morning (Tuesday 15 February 2011) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem in the wake of the participation of the Jordanian Minister of Justice in a demonstration for the release of the murderer of the seven girls in Naharayim in March 1997. 

Mr. Yaacov Hadas, Deputy Director General for the Middle East and the Peace Process, communicated to the chargé d’affaires   Israel’s revulsion and shock at the statements of the Minister, especially since they were made by the person entrusted with law and justice.

Deputy D-G Hadas stated that Israel views this statement with the utmost severity, and expects the Jordanian government to immediately and unequivocally denounce the minister’s statement.

In addition, Deputy D-G Hadas expressed Israel’s demand that the Jordanian government express its outright rejection of all calls for the release of the heinous murderer, and that he will continue to bear the punishment imposed on him.

Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan, Mr. Daniel Nevo, has expressed Israel’s protest to the highest level of the Kingdom’s  government.