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Jordan jails 2 for plot to attack Israeli troops over US embassy move


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Men given 10 years of hard labor each for plan to fire on soldiers in retaliation for US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian court on Wednesday sentenced two men to 10 years in prison with hard labor for planning an attack against Israeli forces on the kingdom’s border with the West Bank.

The state security court in Amman ruled that the men, Jordanians both in their 20s, had planned to target Israeli soldiers with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a pistol.

They had hatched the plan last year after US President Donald Trump announced his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel, sparking outrage among Palestinians, a court document said.

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