The Israeli daily Ha’aretz claims Israeli citizens were evacuated from the Radisson Hotel in Amman hours before the bombing that killed 57. There is no attribution for the source of this information:
Last update – 00:45 10/11/2005
Israelis evacuated from Amman hotel hours before bombings
By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent
A number of Israelis staying on Wednesday at the Radisson hotel were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel.
The Foreign Ministry stated Wednesday that no Israeli tourists are known to have been injured in the blasts. Representatives of Israel’s embassy in Amman were in contact with local authorities to examine any report of injured Israelis, but none were received. There are often a number of Israeli businessman and tourists in Amman, including in the hotels hit Wednesday.
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. Many also visit other regions such as the Jordanian Arava and the ancient city of Petra.
The following is from the Jerusalem Post:
Israeli Embassy spokesman Jacob Raber said there were no immediate reports of Israeli casualties. The embassy said it had no prior warnings. “We didn’t have any more alert than usual,” Raber told The Jerusalem Post by phone from Amman.
See our last post on terror in Jordan.