Jordan reportedly increases security around Israeli embassy


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Security around Israel’s embassy in Amman, Jordan, reportedly has been increased following the mob attack on Israel’s embassy in Cairo, Egypt.

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 Achronot reported. Some 1,000 people 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 tear down the Israeli flag, as they did in Cairo. 

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 rescue operation.

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