Jordan arrests Islamists for distributing Islamic material

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  • Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 11:41:34 +0100

Jordanian authorities have arrested several Islamists for distributing leaflets 
criticizing the government stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and 
calling for people to rise up against the regime, an official said Thursday. 

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said those detained included 
"at least five Islamist extremists who were distributing tracts criticizing the 
official Jordanian position on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis and inciting the 
population to rise up against the regime." A source from the banned Hizb 
ut-Tahrir (Liberation) party told AFP that those arrested were party members. 

Since Israeli forces invaded the West Bank on March 29, there have been several 
demonstrations in Jordan calling for breaking diplomatic relations with the 
Jewish state and for declaring a holy war against Jews. 

Jordan and Egypt are the only two Arab countries to have signed a peace treaty 
with Israel 


Source: Agence France Presse 

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