بحسب هذا التقرير من رويترز فإن اطلاق سراح الاسرى الاردنيين في اسرائيل هو تمهيد لزيارة وزير الخارجية الاسرائيلية لعمان، ونية الملك عبدالله القيام بزيارة علنية لاسرائيل، إذ ان آخر زيارة للملك لاسرائيل كانت سرية في آذار 2004 بحسب هذا الخبر!
DJ Jordan: Israel Agrees To Free Several Jordanian Prisoners
AMMAN (AP)--Jordan's Foreign Ministry said Friday Israel will release several Jordanian prisoners detained in Israeli prisons next week.
Jordanian officials have said more than 20 prisoners are in line to be released by Israel, a step that would crown the improving ties between both countries.
Officials at Israel's Foreign Ministry and embassy in Jordan couldn't confirm the prisoner release claims, but Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman Rajab al-Sukayri said his government had been notified by Israel of imminent releases.
Al-Sukayri said the prisoners expected to be released wouldn't include four Jordanians whom Israel has accused of direct involvement in attacks that killed Israelis.
"But we hope they (the four) will be released in the near future," he said without revealing the total number of Jordanians he expected to be freed.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Hani al-Mulqi, who visited Israel early last month, has said 25 prisoners - including the four involved in deadly attacks -would be released.
Al-Sukayri said the prisoner releases will set the ground for an imminent visit to Jordan by Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom.
The prisoner issue was at the core of discussions between al-Mulqi and Israeli officials during his visit to Israel, the first by a Jordanian official in more than four years following the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising.
Al-Mulqi has said Jordan's king, Abdullah II, is willing to make his first public visit to Israel in four years once confidence-building measures -particularly the release of Jordanian prisoners - take place. Abdullah last visited Israel on a secret trip in March 2004 to meet Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israeli media report.
The foreign minister's visit to Israel follow Amman's return of its ambassador to Israel, another sign of the improving relations between both countries since a Feb. 8 summit in Egypt where the Palestinian and Israeli leaders pledged to end violence against both sides.