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Jordan summons Israeli envoy, protests arrest of 2 knife-wielding Jordanians

Jordan has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Amman for a dressing-down over the detention of two Jordanian nationals last week who crossed into Israel armed with knives.

Amman has called for their release, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news site,

The two knife-carrying Jordanian nationals were caught inside Israel on May 16 after apparently crossing the border from Jordan undetected and telling Israeli investigators that they were “heading to Jerusalem.” The incident occurred during fighting between Israel and Gaza terror groups, as well as tensions in Jerusalem.

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