Jordan says citizens held by Israel for 2 months to be freed

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s foreign minister says two of its citizens detained by Israeli authorities will be released later this week, after over two months in detention.

Ayman Safadi tweeted Monday that Heba al-Labadi and Abdul Rahman Miri will return to Jordan “before the end of the week.” He did not specify when.

Israel arrested Labadi on Aug. 20 and Miri on Sep. 2. They’re being held in administrative detention, which allows for open-ended detentions without filing charges against people suspected of security offenses.

Last week, Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultation to protest the detentions. That’s further strained the tense ties between the two neighbors, who signed a peace treaty 25 years ago.

Labadi was hospitalized last week due to her deteriorating condition after over a month on hunger strike.

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