Two Jordanian citizens detained in Israel have been released and have returned to Jordan, bringing the diplomatic crisis between the two countries to a close.
Israeli occupation forces expell number of activists from the hospital of Rothschild where Heba Al Labadi was transferred after her health condition deteriorated dute to the ongoing hunger strike over administrative detention. . pic.twitter.com/zDgRPnkpuk
— Jasmine ?? #Gaza (@Jasmine_Omar1) October 29, 2019
Heba Al-Labadi, 24, and Abdul Rahman Miri, 29, were released this morning after Israel announced their planned release yesterday. The pair made their way back to Jordan via the Allenby crossing.
Our fighter, Heba al Labadi is finally free to embrace her family! pic.twitter.com/DgRAqoTYsz
— Palestine is not a slogan (@Stefaniafodd) November 6, 2019
Following their arrest on what Israel claimed was “security” grounds, a campaign and protests were launched demanding their release. Al-Labadi launched a hunger strike against her administrative detention – arrest without charge or trial – which she continued for 41 days. She ended her protest yesterday.
The release of Jordanians Heba Labadi & Abdul Rahman Marei in Jordan after from the prisons of the occupation pic.twitter.com/55riJhxCu9
— Shehab Agency (@ShehabAgencyEn) November 6, 2019
Jordan also recalling its ambassador Ghassan Al-Majali from Israel in protest, however, he has now said he will return to his post.
— Misk Press News Agency (@misk_press) November 6, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that “Jordan will return its ambassador to Israel in the coming days, after an agreement was reached between the countries for the transferring of the responsibility of the two arrested Jordanians in Israel to the Jordanian security forces.”
“Israel views the relationship between Jordan and Israel as a cornerstone of regional stability, and will continue to act to ensure the region’s security”.
— Antiwar.com (@Antiwarcom) October 10, 2019
Reports repeatedly surfaced of Al-Labadi’s torture at the hands of Israeli authorities during her detention, including details of her being held in stress positions, being forcibly stripped and watched, and living in squalid conditions plagued by cockroaches.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)