Following the attack on the Jewish seminary that resulted in the death of 8 Israelis, the gunman’s relatives in Jordan set up a mourning tent as is common in the country, in his honor. The state decided to shut the whole thing down.
Not only does this contradict any position the country took towards “urging” Israel to stop its massacre of Gazans, which left over a hundred dead in only a few days, but it turns out Israel itself allowed the gunman’s family in occupied East Jerusalem to carry out its own mourning rites, including the hanging of Hizballah and Hamas flags outside their homes, the latter of which alone can get you into trouble in Jordan, let alone a funeral!!
Just as ironic: even Zarqawi, who carried out terrorist bombings on Jordanian soil and murdered its citizens, was allowed to have a funeral.
I have to say, the state is really treading a fine line these days. Jordanians are already at unprecedented levels of frustration with everything that’s going on around them, both locally (economically) and regionally (conflict). A move like this is akin to poking the caged tiger in the eye; it won’t be a pretty scene when he (inevitably) gets out.