Allenby Crossing (Moshe Shai/FLASH90) (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)
Allenby Crossing

According to the Jordanians, MP Imad al-Adwan was arrested on Saturday at the Allenby Bridge border crossing, 51 km east of Jerusalem.

By Baruch Yedid/TPS

On Sunday, Jordan’s Foreign Ministry announced that Israel had arrested a Jordanian parliamentarian for attempting to smuggle weapons and gold into Judea and Samaria.

According to the Jordanians, MP Imad al-Adwan was arrested on Saturday at the Allenby Bridge border crossing, 51 km east of Jerusalem.

Al-Adwan, born in 1988, is one of the youngest deputies in the Jordanian Parliament. A lawyer with a master’s degree in international law, he is a member of parliament’s Palestine Committee.

The Adwan clan, to which the lawmaker belongs, is one of the most powerful in Jordan.

Hundreds of residents of Al-Adwan’s hometown of As-Salt are preparing to go to the Allenby Crossing to demonstrate for his release.

An Israel Police spokesperson said only that a “security investigation” had been opened and that a court-issued gag order pertaining to the case would remain in place until May 2.

JNS contributed to this report.

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