Amman hotel evacuation report denied

Israel's Haaretz newspaper has retracted a report that Jordanian security services evacuated Israeli nationals staying in the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman before Wednesday's bomb attack.

    Israelis were staying at the Radisson hotel during the blast

    The newspaper's website on Thursday clarified that Israelis staying in the hotel were escorted from the hotel only after the bomb attack.

    "There is no truth to reports that Israelis staying at the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman on Wednesday were evacuated by Jordanian security forces before the bombing that took place there," the newspaper said.

    Suicide bombers are suspected to have carried out Wednesday's triple hotel bombings in central Amman which killed 57 people, one of whom was confirmed to be Israeli.

    Israel's counter-terror headquarters on Wednesday recommended Israeli citizens not travel in Jordan. 

    Travel warnings regarding Jordan were tightened a few months ago, but many Israelis still visit the country.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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