Israeli forces arrest Jordanian MP for alleged 'arms smuggling'
Jordanian FM announces on Sunday that the occupation forces had arrested a Jordanian MP, suspected of trying to smuggle weapons and gold from Jordan to the occupied West Bank.
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Sunday that Jordanian MP Imad Al-Adwan is being detained in "Israel" on suspicion of allegedly smuggling arms and gold across the crossing between the West Bank and Jordan, through the King Hussein Bridge.
"The ministry in coordination with all relevant authorities is monitoring the case of representative Imad al-Adwan, who was arrested by Israeli authorities over alleged arms and gold smuggling," the ministry said.
The National Committee for Jordanian Prisoners and Missing Persons in Occupation prisons has already condemned the arrest of Al-Adwan. In its statement, the committee called on the Jordanian government to use its authority to release Al-Adwan and 19 Jordanian prisoners.
The statement also affirmed the right of the Palestinian people and reiterated its support for the Palestinian resistance. The committee also requested the revelation of the fate of 34 Jordanians missing under occupation.
Al-Adwan is considered one of the youngest representatives in the Jordanian parliament, being 35 years old.
Direct violations of international law
Jordan has been voicing its opposition to Israeli policies recently, as it called for an emergency meeting of a regional committee over the "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law,” in light of the recent Israeli occupation storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates affirmed that Jordan will continue to exert strained efforts to put an end to Israeli violations.
Last month, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounced the Israeli occupation government's decision to authorize construction bids for more than 1,000 new illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank and the eastern part of occupied Al-Quds.
Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sinan Majali underlined that settlement activities are "a flagrant and gross violation of international law and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334."
This came after Netanyahu's government issued bids to build 1,029 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank and Al-Quds, despite reaffirming during a security meeting in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh a couple of days ago, its "commitment to stopping the discussion of any new settlement units for four months and to stopping the authorization of any outposts for six months."