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Jordanian ambassador to Israel arrives in Amman

Ambassador recalled following detention of 2 Jordanian citizens by Israel

Laith Joneidi   | 30.10.2019
Jordanian ambassador to Israel arrives in Amman

AMMAN

Jordan's ambassador to Israel arrived in Amman on Wednesday after he was recalled over Israeli practices against Jordanian citizens, the country's Foreign Ministry said.

Ghassan al-Majali was summoned late Monday in protest against the continued detention of two Jordanian citizens by Israeli authorities.

"In light of Israel's failure to respond to our months-long demands to release Jordanian citizens Hiba al-Labadi and Abdulrahman Miri… we summoned the Jordanian ambassador in Tel Aviv for consultation as a first step,'' Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi said in a statement.

Al-Safadi held Israel responsible for the lives of the two citizens and vowed to take all necessary measures to ensure their safe return.

Israel detained Hiba al-Labadi on Aug. 20 and Abdulrahman Miri on Sept. 2 separately after crossing the King Hussein Bridge which links Jordan to the West Bank, without elaborating on the reasons for the arrest.

* Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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