Jordan recalls ambassador to Israel to protest detention of 2 Muslim terrorists with links to Hezbollah
Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations to protest Israel’s detention of a pair of Jordanian terrorists with links to Hezbollah who have been held without charges for the past two months.
Both Muslim terrorists are being held in administrative detention, an Israeli policy that allows the open-ended detentions of terrorists without filing charges.
Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi wrote on Twitter Tuesday that Jordan was taking the step because of Israel’s refusal “to heed our legitimate demands” to release the pair.
“We hold Israeli government responsible for the lives of our citizens whose health conditions have severely deteriorated in illegal arbitrary detention,” he said. “We will take all necessary legal & diplomatic measures to ensure their safe return home.”
Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it was checking the Jordanian announcement with authorities in Amman.
Heba al-Labadi was arrested on August 20 at the Allenby Crossing and placed under administrative detention due to her involvement in “serious security crimes.”
Rahman Marei was also arrested on September 2 at the Allenby Crossing and has been held since under administrative detention.