Olmert to let Jordanian prisoners serve in Jordan

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday that he planned to honor a request from Jordan's king to allow four Jordanians convicted of killing an IDF soldier to serve out the remainder of their sentences in their home country. The four men infiltrated Israel from Jordan in November 1990, sparking a firefight that killed Israeli Capt. Yehuda Lifshitz. Olmert told journalists traveling with him on a visit to Turkey on Thursday that Jordanian King Abdullah II asked him to allow the men to finish their sentences in Jordanian prisons. "I am inclined to grant his request," Olmert said.