Jordan arrests man trying to enter Israel

Jordanian border guards detain man who tried to enter Israel in a car containing petrol bombs.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Jordanian border guards on Tuesday arrested a man as he tried to enter Israel in a car containing petrol bombs, an official said, according to AFP.

He was detained after ignoring orders at a checkpoint and trying to drive through roadblocks leading to the border, the source told the news agency, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The source added the car was seized and found to contain petrol bombs which the driver had "intended to use illegally".

A statement from the armed forces also reported the arrest of a man and the seizure of his vehicle for "trying to cross the checkpoints on the road to a neighboring country".

"Materials used to carry out illegal acts were found in the vehicle, and the driver admitted that he intended to use them," the statement said.

Just last week, Israeli security forces seized weapons that were smuggled from Jordan into Israel.

During the operation, the forces seized 20 guns, five M16-type rifles and parts of weapons along the border.

Nevertheless, attempts to infiltrate Israel from Jordan are rare because of strict security measures on both sides of the border.

The two countries signed a peace treaty in 1994.

AFP contributed to this report.