King Abdullah Assassinated

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1951- King Abdullah Assassinated

King Abdullah of Jordan (formerly Transjordan) was assassinated while praying at the Al Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem. Abdullah had been engaging in secret negotiations with Israel and was killed by a Palestinian extremist. Abdullah was succeeded by his son Emir Talal who was later declared mentally ill. His son, Crown Prince Hussein, took over and has ruled Jordan ever since.