AMMAN (Reuters) – Israel has actually apprehended a Jordanian legislator on suspicion of smuggling arms and gold into the West Bank and Amman is working to protect his release, the kingdom’s foreign ministry stated on Sunday.
Imad al Adwan, a member of parliament who had actually crossed a primary border crossing along the Jordan River previously on Sunday by automobile, was being held and questioned by Israeli authorities, Sinan al Majali, a Jordanian foreign ministry representative stated in a declaration to state media.
” The ministry in coordination with the pertinent companies in the kingdom was efforting to get information of the case and fix it as quickly as possible,” Majali stated.
A representative for Israel’s foreign ministry decreased to discuss reports of the arrest.
Popular legislator Khalil Atiya, understood for his singing opposition to Israel and who has actually led projects to rescind the nation’s peace treaty with Israel, stated the federal government would be called to account if it stopped working to act rapidly.
” There need to be no space left for the opponent to hurt the self-respect of Jordanians by apprehending and imprisoning a member of the parliament,” Atiya stated.
Israel delights in close security ties with Jordan, the Arab neighbour it shares its longest stretch of border with, however political relations have actually soured over the last few years over Israel’s position on the right of Palestinians to a state.
A number of the kingdom’s people are of Palestinian origin.