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Arab Countries Stand with Jordan in Response to Stabbing Attack

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Fri, 08 Nov 2019 01:39 GMT

Arab nations have condemned the stabbing incident that took place against eight people on Wednesday November 6th in the ancient city of Jerash in northern Jordan. The assailant was arrested by security forces.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Palestine condemned the attack, expressing solidarity with the government and people of Jordan.

Skynews reported that The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab Parliament condemned the attack, expressing their solidarity with Jordan in all its plans and measures to maintain public security.

A man, whose motives were not known, attacked a group of tourists and Jordanians with a knife in the ancient city of Jerash, 51 km north of Amman. The group included three Mexicans and a Swiss tourist.

Jordanian Minister of Health Saad Jaber said in media statements that "The attack led to the injury of eight people, including four Jordanians, three Mexican tourists, and a Swiss tourist."

Jaber confirmed that the health condition of the group's tour guide, who is a Jordanian national, is stable. The tour guide was stabbed in the abdomen and was operated on, while a Mexican tourist, who was stabbed in the back near the left kidney, did not undergo surgery.

The remaining four are expected to leave the hospital on Thursday.

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