Former Prince of Jordan Devising a Sinister Plan?

Lauren Donovan

April 11, 2021

In every nation's history and in the present day, a nation's stability all depends on those who are in power and their trust within their select circles. Currently, in the nation of Jordan, the royal family is having their own troubles of sorts, especially when it comes to trust and their nation’s security.

As of Saturday, April 3rd, former Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half brother of the currently ruling King Abdullah, was placed under house arrest for being under suspicion of endangering Jordan’s national security and safety, despite the military denying his current situation.
His house arrest is not the first of law enforcement actions as this is one of the many high profile arrests of individuals for being under suspicion of an alleged coup. The other high-profile arrests include Sharif Hassan, a member of the royal family, and Bassem Awadallah, a previous finance minister. Hamzah released a video Saturday in regards to the situation denying his role in the alleged coup and stating that he is innocent of any wrongdoing. After this video release, he was silenced and he had his phone and internet lines cut off under the orders of the chief of general staff. While Prince Hamzah has been locked away in his home, nations have scurried to support King Abdullah. This includes Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and even the United States! What is occurring now appears to be to many a fight for national and international favoritism as the former Prince has been seen as a much more favorable ruler in the eyes of the many tribes as they give him their support in addition to a good number of Jordan citizens as he is the near spitting image of the former King Hussein, Abdullah and Hamzah’s father. In fact, in King Hussein’s passing in 1999, his final wishes were for Hamzah to take over the nation; however, Abdullah stripped Hamzah’s title five years later in favor of his own son. It is to be simply noted that Jordan’s royal tensions have spiralled out of control.