Einat Schlein the Israeli Ambassador told Netanyahu, prime minister: “It is so good to be home. Everything is great.”
Ziv thanked Netanyahu, “A big weight has been lifted off my heart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m very happy to be here. Einat and I felt that people were always behind us and were making every effort, (to free us) we really felt this and I am very glad that we are free.”
“I am so happy to see you here and see that all ended well. You acted coolly, calmly, and we also had the obligation to get you out. It was not even a question. It was only a question of time and I am happy that it was a short ordeal” said Netanyahu to Ziv the embassy guard.
Israel denied it but sources speculated that the return of the embassy guard and the ambassador was a part of a deal between King Abdullah of Jordan and PM Netanyahu, which included the removal of all metal detectors and ‘smart cameras’ from the Temple Mount.