Israel has made clear its expectation that the convicted murderer from Naharayim bear the punishment imposed on him by the Jordanian justice system.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)

Following media queries on statement by Jordan’s Justice Minister, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to respond as follows:

Reports in the Jordanian media on statements by Jordan’s Justice Minister as to the case of the murderer from Naharayim [March 1997] were received in Israel with revulsion and shock. The gravity of this call is all the more pronounced when coming from the minister in charge of law and justice.

Israel has turned to Jordan for explanations, and made clear its expectation that the convicted murderer bear the punishment imposed on him by the Jordanian justice system.