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Israel-Jordan tensions over kidnapped Jordanian MP


Oct 2, 2015
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Israeli forces recently took Jordanian MP to hostage and arrested him over unproven allegations.

Al-Jazeera reports

Jordan says MP held by Israel over alleged arms, gold smuggling​

Imad al-Adwan is a member of the Jordanian Parliament’s Palestine Committee.
Israeli media reported that Jordanian MP Imad al-Adwan was detained by Israeli forces at the King Hussein (Allenby) border crossing in the occupied West Bank on April 23, 2023 [File: Majdi Mohammed/AP]
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Israel has detained a Jordanian member of parliament in a case related to the alleged smuggling of arms and gold into the occupied West Bank, Jordan’s foreign ministry said.
Imad al-Adwan, a member of Jordan’s parliament who had crossed a main border crossing along the Jordan River earlier on Sunday by car, was being held and interrogated by Israeli authorities, Sinan Majali, a Jordanian foreign ministry spokesperson, said in a statement to state media on Sunday.
“The ministry and all relevant agencies in the kingdom are working to ascertain the details of this issue and address it as quickly as possible,” Majali said.
Al-Adwan had been arrested “for interrogation in a case concerning alleged smuggling of quantities of weapons and gold”, he said.

A spokesperson for Israel’s foreign ministry declined to comment on reports of the arrest.

Al-Adwan, 35, is a member of the Jordanian parliament’s Palestine Committee.
Israeli media reported that he was arrested at the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby) border crossing in the occupied West Bank. There has been no official comment from Israeli authorities on al-Adwan’s arrest.

Prominent Jordanian legislator Khalil Atiya, who is known for his vocal opposition to Israel and has led campaigns to repeal the country’s peace treaty with Israel, said the government would be held responsible if it failed to act quickly.

“There should be no room left for the enemy to harm the dignity of Jordanians by detaining and jailing a member of the parliament,” Atiya said.

Israel enjoys close security ties with Jordan, the Arab neighbour it shares its longest stretch of border with, but political relations have soured in recent years over Israel’s stance on the right of Palestinians to a state.

Many of the kingdom’s citizens are of Palestinian origin.


Don't become so happy Mohammad. Relations will be back to normal in 48 hours.
Jordan was initially designer of peace talks with Israelis, now this.

Israelis come to their borders and steal their MP. That's a sad joke, about someone that believed in peace with Zionist swines.

Jordan and its so called king introduced Iran as a threat to Arabs by defining the fake Concept of Shia crescent, they intitally tried to transfer Muslims' focus from Israel onto Iran and the imaginary threat of Iran to Arabs. It seriously affected rulers of Qatar and it caused gathering of Wahabis and other groups supported by Ottomanist rulers of Turkey in Syria to remove Iranian threat (in fact for occupying Syrian lands). This threat emerged in the shape of surrounding Qataris in holy month of Ramadan, and guess what, it wasn't done by Iranians and ironically Iranian threat saved their backsides from starvation. It also resulted in starving Morsi to death in Egyptian prison and an unsuccessful coup against Erdogan. And guess who saved Erdo's backside.

This long story was started by Jordanians, nowadays, they have to look for their MPs in the prisons of Israel.

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