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Jordanian street voices anger over Al Aqsa restrictions

It also shares a long border with Israel.

Many of Jordan's 7 million citizens are of Palestinian origin after having fled during the fighting that accompanied the creation of Israel in 1948.

Here's a look at the Israeli-Jordanian relationship.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, is under similar pressure from the Right-wing of his own coalition government.

Israel's security Cabinet held a meeting to discuss new security measures as well as recent violence including the incident at the embassy in Amman.

The guard opened fire after he was stabbed with a screwdriver outside the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sunday night. A deadly shooting near Israel's Embassy in Jordan has exacerbated tensions.

Jordan is the custodian of the site.

The incident is threatening to complicate the crisis over the holy site, which is administered by Muslim authorities under the auspices of Jordan. Jews revere the esplanade as the site of their destroyed biblical Temples, and the holiest site in their religion.

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Jordan's ruling Hashemite dynasty, said to trace its ancestry to Prophet Muhammad, draws much of its legitimacy from its role as protector of the shrine.

Local media the Jordanian died after a fight with an Israeli inside the Israeli embassy in Amman.

"The security official, who was slightly wounded, defended himself".

The Jordanian bystander appeared to have been killed accidentally, an official told Reuters.

The restrictions triggered protests from Palestinians, who see the move as a punitive measure, and sparked violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces. Police deployed to the scene and surrounded the area, the statement said, adding that the two Jordanians had gone into the building to carry out "carpentry work".

It did not confirm earlier reports of shooting but said the guard had "acted in self defence".

Jordan is now refusing to allow the wounded guard to leave for Israel, despite his diplomatic immunity.

Israeli authorities have yet to release information but are believed to be evacuating embassy staff.

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