Skip to Content

Israel releases Jordan lawmaker said to have smuggled guns

KEYT

By TIA GOLDENBERG
Associated Press

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says Israeli authorities have released a Jordanian lawmaker to his home country after he allegedly tried smuggling dozens of rifles and handguns through an Israeli-controlled border crossing. The legislator’s arrest threatened to further strain ties between Israel and neighboring Jordan, which have had tense relations over recent years despite a nearly three-decade-old peace treaty. Israel viewed the incident as serious, but Al-Adwan’s release Sunday signaled it was hoping to put the potentially combustible affair behind it. The occupied West Bank has seen a surge in violence over the past year. Israel says the area has been flooded with illegal weapons, including guns smuggled from neighboring Jordan.

Article Topic Follows: ap-national-news
ap
KEYT
national
world

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

The Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content