AMMAN – Israel has detained Jordanian MP Imad Odwan on suspicion of attempting to smuggle weapons and gold into the occupied West Bank.
According to social media reports, Israeli officials prevented a smuggling attempt at the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby) international crossing.
According to reports, the things were discovered in the Jordanian lawmaker’s automobile.
According to an official source, the Jordanian government was informed of the politician’s arrest on Sunday.
The source, who requested anonymity, declined to provide the name of the jailed politician but stated that the government was working to secure his release.
Sinan Al-Majali, a media spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, said the incident was being investigated.
Andre Hawari, a Jordanian MP, praised his colleague as a “hero,” stating he was delivering weapons to the “Palestinian resistance.”
Members of the politician’s tribe were said to have marched to the bridge in support of Odwan.
On Sunday, Jordanian MPs released remarks urging the administration to “swiftly” work on returning their colleague home.