KERAK, Jordan – Security forces equipped with assault rifles have raided the home of one of the most prominent families in Jordan’s al-Majali tribe, right here in the hometown of the Dead Sea family. They captured Yasser al Majali, a retired army colonel who worked for the royal family and dragged him away.
The arrest of Majali and other tribal figures on April 3, what Jordan officials say was an attempt to block plans to replace King Abdullah II as his brother. His brother, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, is sowing unrest. In part of society is the center of stability.
Jordan’s indigenous tribes have provided extremely important support for the long-standing Hashemite rulers of the Middle Eastern empire, with members in the ranks of the military, police and intelligence agencies. And some have taken to the streets to deny the treatment of the members.
In a sign of a clear rapport, the palace released a photo on Sunday showing Prince Hamzah̵7;s involvement with King Abdullah and other royals in the monarch’s 100th anniversary celebration. But last week’s ripple may continue to create ripples across Jordanian society.
At a march on Saturday in Jordan’s Shafabadran district, members of the Anaisat tribe called for the release of a retired colonel who served as one of the prince’s bodyguards. Hamzah