Jordanian gets death for 2019 tourist stabbings


A Jordanian of Palestinian origin was sentenced to death today over the 2019 stabbing of eight people in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash in Jordan. – EPA pic, January 12, 2021.

JORDAN’S state security court sentenced a man to death today for the 2019 stabbing of eight people, four of them foreign tourists, at one of the kingdom’s ancient sites.

The victims, who included one Swiss and three Mexican tourists, all survived the November 2019 knife attack in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash, some 50km north of the capital Amman.


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