Amman ‘closely following’ arrest of Jordanian in Israel

By Laith al-Junaidi

AMMAN (AA) – The Jordanian government on Friday said it was “closely following” the reported arrest of a Jordanian national in the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

“The government is closely following up on an incident that took place in Eilat on Friday involving a Jordanian citizen,” read a government statement carried by Jordan’s Petra news agency.

“An envoy from Jordan's embassy in Tel Aviv has been dispatched to Eilat to follow up on the case,” it added.

Petra also reported that the Jordanian national — whose name was not given — had been “working in Israel” at the time of his arrest.

According to reports in the Israeli media, a Jordanian employed at Eilat’s seaport was arrested on Friday after allegedly attacking two Israeli co-workers.