Daily Israel Report

Two Israeli Citizens Arrested in Jordan

Foreign Ministry announces the two have been arrested for reasons that remain unknown.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 5/22/2014, 10:09 PM

Arrest (Illustrative)
Arrest (Illustrative)
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The Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that two Israeli citizens have been arrested in Jordan.

As of now, no additional details are known concerning the reasons behind or circumstances of the arrest, or the identities of the two. 

Just last Tuesday Israel arrested a Jordanian-US dual citizen in Jerusalem. The man had fled the US to Jordan and Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled areas, after being given a 24-year sentence in Illinois in 2005 for shooting fellow motorists in the Chicago streets.

The US recently requested that Israel extradite the wanted man.

Despite the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, relations were stressed further than normal in February, when Jordanian MPs demanded the Israeli ambassador be expelled, and that Ahmad Daqamseh, who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in the 1990s, be released.

The fallout came following the shooting of Jordanian judge Raed Zeiter at the Allenby Border Crossing, after he attacked an IDF soldier and tried to grab his weapon.