The MK said that this problem - which may now be beginning to find the first steps of a solution - is threefold: "They not only take away employment from Israelis, but they are a security risk as well. Jordanian Arabs have taken part in many attacks - for instance, the recent kidnapping of taxi driver Eli Gor-el. In addition, no official body is willing to take responsibility for the problem of illegal Jordanians. Thirdly, the Jordanian Embassy refuses, in many cases, to cooperate with us when we want to deport an illegal Jordanian."
How did they enter in the first place?, asked Arutz-7's Yosef Zalmanson. "The Palestinian Authority was granted permits to bring in a certain amount," Slomiansky said, "but this has since been rescinded." It is not known how many passengers on the "dozens of daily buses" are planning to remain in Jordan and how many will try to return to Israel.