The news was announced by Adwan’s lawyer, Jawad Boulos, who added that Israeli authorities are preventing him from meeting with his client.
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry announced on April 23 that Adwan was arrested at the Allenby Bridge crossing point. Israeli authorities issued a gag order on the affair, and the Israeli Foreign Ministry has declined to comment on the matter. The only comment made by Israel was a short statement by Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, who told Ynet news that details of the affair were still being clarified.
"There was intelligence on possible smuggling into Israel," said Cohen, adding that he did not blame the Jordanian government for the affair. Nevertheless, the minister stressed that the incident was serious. Ynet reported that Adwan has been questioned by the Shin Bet.