• Jordan sentences Israel citizen to 4 months in prison
    January 14, 2020 – Middle East Monitor

    On Monday a Jordanian court sentenced an Israeli, who illegally entered Jordan, to four months in prison and fined him 1,000 Jordanian Dinars ($1,450), Petra, the Jordanian official news agency, reported.

    According to Petra, the Israeli, who was identified as Konstantin Kotov, 35, had crossed into Jordan illegally on 29 October 2019, and was caught in possession of NIS 27,000, as well as drugs.

    The Israeli pleaded guilty to crossing the borders illegally, but pleaded not guilty to drug possession, which he stated was intended for personal use only, claiming this to be legal in Israel.

    Local sources revealed that the court sentenced Kotov to one year in prison for drug possession, insisting that drug possession is illegal in Jordan. However, the sentence was reduced to three months, because he is married with children.


  • The Growing Gap between Jordan and Israel, After 25 Years of “Peace” by Oraib Rantawi on December 27, 2019 - Al-Shabaka

    Several recent incidents underscore the cooling in Jordanian-Israeli relations 25 years after the two signed the Wadi ‘Araba peace agreement. Israel’s imprisonment without charge of two Jordanian nationals of Palestinian origin during the summer led to Jordan’s withdrawal of its ambassador “for consultations” until their release last month after repeated protests. While the Jordanians languished in Israeli prison, Jordan arrested an Israeli infiltrator and, instead of turning a blind eye as had frequently happened with such incidents in the past, sent him to trial at the state security court. Nor have earlier incidents been forgotten, such as the killing of two Jordanians at the Israeli embassy in Amman in 2017 and the killing of a Jordanian judge at the crossing between Jordan and Israel in 2014.

    Most significant, however, was Jordan’s decision last year not to renew the 25-year lease on Baqoura and Ghumar, two enclaves it had allowed Israel to continue to farm as part of the Wadi ‘Araba agreement. The enclaves were returned to Jordan in November despite Israel’s clear desire to extend the agreement. To get a fuller picture of the issues behind the deterioration of Jordan’s relations with Israel and their implications for Jordanian-Palestinian relations, Al-Shabaka spoke to Oraib Rantawi, the founder and director general of the Amman-based Al Quds Center for Political Studies and an Al-Shabaka policy analyst. (...)


  • PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise
    November 27, 2019 4:36 AM – IMEMC News

    On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015.

    The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) holds Israeli authorities responsible for Abu-Daik’s death, and expresses its concern that Israeli authorities stalled in providing adequate and timely medical care for the deceased.

    PCHR condemns the Israeli neglect of numerous calls for Abu-Diak’s release, as is standard in humanitarian cases like his, despite knowledge of his ailing health, choosing to leave him to die in prison.

    Israeli forces refused all calls by human rights groups and others to release Abu-Diak, and kept him in custody at al-Ramla prison clinic, commonly referred to as “the slaughterhouse” in reference to the poor treatment and care provided at it, despite knowledge of his ailing health.

    Abu-Diak’s legs and arms were cuffed to his bed. Israeli forces had scheduled a hearing for his release request on 02 December 2019; unfortunately, Abu-Diak did not survive.


    • Jordan Demands Israel To Release Corpse Of Detainee Who Died In Prison
      November 28, 2019

      Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, has confirmed that the Kingdom has officially demanded Israel to release the corpse of detainee Sami Abu Diak, 37, who died in Israeli prisons, and to allow its transfer to Jordan to be buried by his family there.

      The Palestinian detainee carries what is known as a Jordanian “National Identification Number,” which also makes him a Jordanian citizen.

      His family, largely living in the Kingdom, has called on the Jordanian authorities to pressure Israel into releasing his corpse for burial in Jordan. Israeli is still holding his corpse and refusing to release it.

    • Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Southern Gaza”
      November 30, 2019 2:21 AM

      Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, Salah ‘Aahed Abu Diak, the brother of Sami Abu Diak, who died in Israeli prisons due to various complications after Israel refused to grant him the urgently need specialized medical care.

      Media sources said the soldiers invaded Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bani city of Jenin, before storming and ransacking the Abu Diak family home, causing property damage.

      They added that the soldiers detained the family in one room, and interrogated them for several hours while violently searching the property.

      The soldiers also invaded Jenin city, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at random, in addition to driving around provocatively.

    • Body of Palestinian Prisoner Sami Abu Diak Released to Jordan
      December 7, 2019 2:25 AM

      Israel, on Friday, released to Jordan, the body of a the Palestinian prisoner who recently died in Israeli custody, due to deliberate medical negligence custody, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported.

      Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker announced that the Israeli occupation authorities handed over the body of Sami Abu Diak, who died on November 26 in Israeli prison.

      “The Israeli occupation authorities have handed over Abu Diak’s body to Jordan through the King Hussein border crossing following his family’s request,” Abu Baker confirmed.

      He noted that Abu Diak’s body was transferred to the King Hussein Medical Center in the Jordanian capital, Amman; a move that was agreed upon between Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi and Abu Diak’s parents.

      He expressed his great appreciation for the intervention of Jordan’s King Abdullah II and the Jordanian government to secure the release of the ailing prisoner’s body.

      Abu Diak, 36, suffered from terminal cancer, Israel refused to give him compassionate, leave to be with his family, as well as his last dying wish to spend his last days with his mother.(...)


  • Jordan Reacts to Israel’s Air Strikes on Gaza
    November 12, 2019 10:02 PM – IMEMC News

    Jordan, on Tuesday, condemned the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have so far left five Palestinians dead, and many others injured, according to, Jordan’s official news agency, Petra.

    Spokesperson for Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Daifallah Al-Fayez, said that “the Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip and targeting of innocent civilians will only increase tension and violence, deepen despair and promote extremist agendas in the region, and will not lead to any solutions,” Petra reported.

    Al-Fayez stated that “the solution to the problem in the Gaza Strip lies in finding a real political horizon through returning to the negotiating table between Israel and Palestine, lifting the unjust blockade on the enclave, promptly addressing the humanitarian needs there and respecting international law.”

    He held Israel accountable for this escalation and its repercussions, calling on the international community to promptly act to stop the Israeli aggression on the Gaza strip, and to provide protection for the Palestinian people, The Palestine News and Info Agency (WAFA) documented.


  • Jordanie : Baqura et Al Ghamr reviennent à la Jordanie et les acclamations affluent de tout le Royaume
    Par Rana Husseini , Maram Kayed - Rana Husseini , Maram Kayed

    Les Forces armées jordaniennes hissent le drapeau national à Baqura, rétablissant pleinement la souveraineté de la Jordanie sur la région. (Al Rai photo)

    AMMAN, 10.11.2019 – Les militants politiques, les jeunes et les citoyens ont exprimé leur joie et leur fierté devant la décision du Royaume de mettre fin aux annexes de Baqura et d’Al Ghamr dans le traité de paix israélo-jordanien.

    Baqura et Al Ghamr reviennent à la Jordanie et les acclamations affluent de tout le Royaume

    Les Forces armées jordaniennes hissent le drapeau national à Baqura, rétablissant pleinement la souveraineté de la Jordanie sur la région. (Al Rai photo)
    Dans son discours du Trône, lors de l’ouverture des sessions ordinaires du Parlement, le Roi a déclaré : « Aujourd’hui, je proclame la fin de la validité des annexes de l’accord de paix concernant Baqoura et Ghoumar, et le rétablissement de notre souveraineté totale sur ces territoires. » (...)

    #IsraelJordanie #Baqura #Al_Ghamr

  • La Jordanie rappelle son ambassadeur à Tel Aviv pour le maintien en détention de Labadi et de Marei par l’occupation

    Ramallah, le 30 octobre 2019, WAFA- Le Club du prisonnier a bien accueilli la décision du ministère des Affaires étrangères jordanien de convoquer l’ambassadeur de Jordanie à Tel Aviv, qui constitue une démarche par laquelle la Jordanie exprime sa colère et son rejet des mesures prises à l’encontre des prisonniers jordaniens Heba Al-Labadi et Abdul Rahman Merhi.

    Le Club du prisonnier a affirmé que par cette position, qui pourrait évoluer, le gouvernement israélien est obligé de les libérer et de briser l’arrogance persistante de l’occupation contre les prisonniers.

    Il est à noter que les autorités d’occupation israéliennes continuent de détenir la prisonnière Hiba al-Labadi, en grève de la faim depuis 37 jours dans des conditions difficiles dans les cellules de la prison de « \Jamla », ainsi que le prisonnier Abdul Rahman Marei, atteint d’un cancer qui est aussi en détention administrative.



    • Piégée par le traité, la Jordanie a peu d’options
      Omar Karmi, The Electronic Intifada, 26 octobre 2019

      Rien ne témoigne davantage de la température des relations jordano-israéliennes que les célébrations prévues pour samedi en commémoration du 25ème anniversaire du traité de paix entre la Jordanie et Israël.

      Rien n’est prévu.

      Israël est peut-être capable de pousser à la normalisation des relations avec certains pays arabes. Il peut même réaliser quelques avancées.

      Mais tout ceci sera inutile si son traité de paix avec la Jordanie ne débouche sur rien. Après tout, c’était celui qui aurait dû ouvrir la voie à tous les autres.

      C’est celui qui a vu les Israéliens rêver d’une paix chaleureuse dans la région, plutôt que la paix glaciale qu’ils ont eue jusqu’ici avec l’Egypte, une paix qui a coûté la vie à un président égyptien.

      Mais le fait que le traité de paix avec la Jordanie – vanté pour sa possibilité d’être bénéfique pour tant de gens – soit maintenant apparemment en danger, témoigne de la suffisance et de l’incompétence d’une succession de gouvernements israéliens.

      Il témoigne de l’ineptie de la diplomatie américaine.

      Et il sert d’avertissement à quiconque autre pourrait souhaiter des relations plus étroites avec Israël.

    • PressTV Français
      6 nov. 2019

      Israël avait arrêté Hiba al-Labdi et Abdelrahmane Merhi, respectivement en août et en septembre, alors qu’ils traversaient “le pont du roi Hussein” reliant la Jordanie à la Cisjordanie.

      Le ministre jordanien des Affaires étrangères, Ayman Safadi a écrit sur Twitter : “Heba et Abdul Rahman Merhi seront de retour au pays avant la fin de la semaine. Le gouvernement a œuvré à les libérer dès le premier jour de détention sur instructions de Sa Majesté le roi Abdallah II d’effectuer les mesures nécessaires pour les rapatrier, quoi qu’il en coûte, sains et saufs”

    • Israël sauve ses relations avec la Jordanie
      06 Nov 2019

      Abu Dhabi, Emirats Arabes Unis : Afin de préserver ses relations avec la Jordanie, Israël a libéré deux ressortissants jordaniens qu’il avait arrêtés, contraignant les autorités d’Amman à retirer l’ambassadeur de Jordanie à Tel Aviv, et a déclaré qu’il ne reviendrait pas avant leur libération.

      Les citoyens jordaniens, Heba al-Labadi et Abdulrahman Merhi, sont arrivés dans leur pays par le pont du pont King Hussein, à la frontière israélo-jordanienne.

      Al-Labadi et Mari ont été accueillis par leurs familles, accompagnés d’équipes d’ambulances chargées de fournir des soins médicaux en raison de leurs problèmes de santé, par une délégation du ministère jordanien des Affaires étrangères et par de nombreux citoyens.

      Les responsables israéliens ont affirmé que les détenus n’auraient pas pu être libérés sans le feu vert des services de renseignement israéliens, le Shin Bet, soulignant que les soupçons qui pesaient sur eux les avaient permis de les libérer en vertu d’un règlement et d’un « geste de bonne volonté ».

  • Female Jordanian Hunger-striker Transferred to Hospital
    October 26, 2019 – IMEMC News

    sraeli authorities have transferred a Jordanian woman who is being held at a detention center in the occupied territories, to a hospital, following a deterioration in her health condition more than a month after she went on hunger strike, in protest against her administrative detention.

    Sufyan al-Qudah, a spokesman for Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, said, in a statement published on his Twitter page, that Heba Abdel-Baqi Labadi had been taken to hospital on Thursday, and provided with the necessary treatment before being returned to prison on the same day.

    “Heba’s health condition is now stable,” Qudah affirmed.

    Ahmad al-Labadi, the Jordanian woman’s father, said, in statements to the Palestinian Arabic-language Quds Press news agency, that his daughter is currently suffering from fatigue, dizziness and heart-related complications.

    On October 18, the Jordanian foreign minister rejected a ruling by an Israeli military court to extend the detention of Labadi as illegal and invalid.

    Qudah said, at the time, that his ministry had informed the Israeli side of its complete rejection of the verdict, and called for the immediate release of the Jordanian woman.

    On October 14, Qudah said that Jordan’s Ambassador to Tel Aviv, Walid Obeidat, had demanded the immediate release of Labadi and Abdurrahman Marei, and their repatriation, in his meetings and frequent contacts with Israeli officials, Jordan’s official news agency Petra reported. (...)


  • Jordan Demands Israel To Release Two Of Its Citizens
    October 14, 2019 – IMEMC News

    The Jordanian Government has officially demanded Israel to release two of its citizens, who are imprisoned by Tel Aviv, including the young woman, holding a hunger strike.

    The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that its ambassador in Tel Aviv officially demanded the Israeli side to immediately release Hiba al-Lubbadi and Abdul-Rahman Mer’ey.

    It also demanded Israel to facilitate their immediate transfer to Jordan and added that it tasked its embassy in Tel Aviv to visit with the two detainees regularly until their freedom is secured. (...)


  • » Israel Issues Administrative Detention Order Against A Female Detainee From Jordan
    September 26, 2019 12:52 PM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the Israeli Authorities issued a five-month Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, against the female detainee from Jordan.

    The Committee stated that the detainee, identified as Hiba Ahmad al-Lubbadi , 24, is currently held at the al-Maskobiyya detention and interrogation center, in occupied Jerusalem.

    It is worth mentioning that the young woman was abducted by the soldiers, on August 20, 2019, while she was crossing into the West Bank, and has been denied any legal representation since then.

    Hiba, a Jordanian citizen who also holds a Palestinian ID, was accompanying her mother to Jenin, in northern West Bank, to attend a wedding celebration for one of their relatives.

    The young woman was interrogated for 35 consecutive days in Petah Tikva prison, and no charges were ever filed against her before a court decided to slap her with an Administrative Detention. She was also held at the Damon Israeli prison.

    Her brother, Hatem, voiced an appeal to local and international legal and human rights groups to intervene and secure her release and added that the family was never allowed to visit with her since her abduction and imprisonment.

    #Hiba_Ahmad_al-Lubbadi #IsraelJordanie

  • Pourquoi la Jordanie a partiellement annulé son traité de paix avec Israël
    Middle East Eye - Mohammad Ayesh
    7 novembre 2018

    La Jordanie a annoncé l’annulation de certaines clauses de son traité de paix de 1994 avec Israël, lesquelles autorisaient ce dernier à utiliser deux zones agricoles situées le long de la frontière, al-Baqura et al-Ghamr. Ces clauses avaient été vivement critiquées en Jordanie comme étant injustes et en faveur d’Israël.

    L’accord avait permis à Israël de « louer » ces zones à la Jordanie pour une durée de 25 ans renouvelable, sous réserve d’annulation par l’une des parties. La décision de la Jordanie de ne pas renouveler cette période a été une surprise, tant au niveau national qu’en Israël. (...)