Monday, November 4, the office of the Prime Minister of Israel, announced the completion of the crisis in relations between Jerusalem and Amman, caused by the arrest of two citizens of Jordan.
The office of the Prime Minister issued the following statement: “In the coming days Jordan will return its Ambassador to Israel in light of the agreement between States on the transfer of Jordanian security authorities of the two us citizens detained in Israel.
The head of the Shin bet adopted together with his Jordanian counterpart the process of the transfer.
Israel considers relations with Jordan a cornerstone of stability in the middle East and will continue to maintain security in the region.”
Two Jordanian citizens were under administrative detention in Israel since August. 32-year-old Hiba al-Labadi was detained at the checkpoint “Allenby”, when she and her mother were sent to the Palestinian territories to the wedding of a relative. According to publications by foreign media, the reason for the arrest was suspicion in contacts with the terrorist group “Hezbollah”. On 24 September she went on a hunger strike. Its representatives reported that al-Labadi, under administrative detention, kept in solitary confinement, and the guards repeatedly arranged her inspection. October 17, asking for her release to Israel asked the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Jordan. Girl’s lawyer says that she is ready to commit themselves not to enter the Palestinian territory for a certain period of court-martial sentence.
Also in August and also at the checkpoint “Allenby” was detained citizen of Jordan, 29-year-old Abd ar-Rahman mahari. He also is still in Israel under administrative detention.
29 Oct Ayman al-safadi announced the recall of its Ambassador to Israel for consultations. 29 October it became known that Jordan was detained illegally penetrated into the territory of the Kingdom halamickova Israeli. Judging by the publications in the media, we are talking about the immigrant from countries of the former USSR, who escaped from Israel in connection with a criminal prosecution.
In this case, media reported citing a statement of a senior Jordanian diplomats that Jerusalem offered to Amman to link the issue of release of two Jordanian citizens residing in Israel under administrative detention, with negotiations on the renewal of the lease agreement by Israel of the island Naharayim in the Jordan valley and the enclave Zafar in Arawa. According to “News 13”, Amman responded to this proposal a failure and warned Jerusalem that such a line can have serious consequences for relations between the two countries.