Israel ‘pledges to extradite’ 2 jailed Jordanians

AMMAN

Israel has “pledged to extradite” jailed Jordanian citizens before the end of the current week, Jordan’s foreign minister said on Monday.

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi on Monday said that “Israel has pledged to extradite jailed Jordanian citizens Hiba al-Labadi and Abdulrahman Miri before the end of this week.”

In a statement, Ayman al-Safadi said the decision to extradite Hiba al-Labadi and Abdulrahman Miri came “after many discussions and moves initiated by the Foreign Ministry”.

“The Foreign Ministry worked in line with an integrated plan approved by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz,” the statement said.

Jordan’s Ambassador to Israel Ghassan al-Majali was recalled last week in protest against the continued detention of two Jordanian citizens by Israeli authorities.

Al-Safadi held Israel responsible for the lives of the two citizens and vowed to take all necessary measures to ensure their safe return.

Israel had detained al-Labadi on Aug. 20 and Miri on Sept. 2 separately after crossing the King Hussein Bridge which links Jordan to the West Bank, without elaborating on the reasons for the arrest.

*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara.
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