Jordanians Release Youngster Abducted from Jerusalem Street
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Jordanians Release Youngster Abducted from Jerusalem Street

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A 12-year-old boy, kidnapped by two Jordanian soldiers last Wednesday evening as he was playing on a Jerusalem street about 100 yards from the Jordan-Israel demarcation line, was returned to Israel Saturday night at the Mandelbaum Gate.

The abduction had led to a sharp protest by Israel to the Mixed Armistice Commission and an investigation by the United Nations authorities who confirmed the complaint and ordered the Jordanians to return the boy. He said he had first been taken to Bethlehem and then to a prison in the Old City of Jerusalem where an Arab officer tried to interrogate him.

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