Israel, Jordan ink deal to allow more Eilat guest workers

Israel and Jordan sign an agreement to allow 500 more Jordanians to work each day in the Israeli southern resort city of Eilat.

“The daily Jordanian hotel workers project combines economic and social cooperation and is one of the fruits of piece that brings benefit to people on both sides of the border,” the Foreign Ministry says in a statement.

Under the new accord, 2,000 Jordanians will be allowed to Israel each day to work in Eilat, which is located across the border from the Red Sea port of Aqaba.

In November, a Jordanian guest worker in Eilat was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two Israeli colleagues. He was later indicted on terror charges over the attack.

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