AMMAN 

Jordanian authorities on Thursday announced receiving a citizen who was arrested by Israel in the coastal resort city of Eilat that he reached by swimming.

“The concerned Jordanian authorities received the citizen this morning,” Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman Daifallah Al-Fayez said in a statement.

The citizen was returned in communication with the Jordanian Foreign Ministry and the Jordanian Embassy in Tel Aviv, Al-Fayez added.

On Wednesday, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said the Israeli police took a Jordanian citizen into custody after arriving in Eilat by swimming, prompting the police to evacuate the beach.

* Writing by Mahmoud Barakat in Ankara

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