Jordanian media is reporting that Jordanian nationals who participated in the Gaza flotilla which was recently involved in a confrontation with Israeli naval forces included individuals close to the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood. According to a report in the Jordan Times:
AMMAN – A total of 126 Gaza flotilla activists who were detained by Israel, including 30 Jordanians, were due to cross the King Hussein Bridge early Wednesday into Jordan, officials said. Jordan offered to secure their repatriation and extend medical treatment to those injured in the Israeli navy attack on their humanitarian aid fleet Monday, upon directives of His Majesty King Abdullah, who strongly denounced the bloody Israeli act. The assault survivors expected to arrive in the country are from Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, Oman, Mauritania, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Azerbaijan. Secretary General of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) Ahmad Amian was waiting for the group’s arrival, representing the government, at the bridge crossing, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported….The activists including Salem Falahat, former overall leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Wael Saqa, former president of the Jordan Engineers Association, and many other key opposition figures, refused to sign a deportation letter by Israel, and thus were kept for a longer period of time
Ongoing coverage of the Gaza flotilla incident is illustrating the pivotal role played by the Global Muslim Brotherhood.