Jordan Arrests Fundamentalists

Jordanian security forces have arrested three Islamic fundamentalists who were suspected of planning suicide attacks against Israeli tourists visiting Jordan.

A senior Jordanian security source was quoted as saying that the three are still being questioned and that charges have yet to be filed.

Jordan stepped up its security measures in the wake of the recent wave of Hamas suicide bombings against Israel.

Jordanian Prime Minister Abdul Karim al-Kabariti said in Parliament last week that Jordanian security forces had, in the past six months, thwarted “36 planned terrorist attacks aimed at rocking the Hashmite Kingdom’s stability.”

The admission marked the first confirmation by an Arab country that suicide attacks against Israel had been planned inside its borders, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz.

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