Family members of Palestinian-Jordanian businessman and Arab Bank chairman Sabih al Masri confirmed previous reports that he was arrested during his business trip to Saudi Arabia's capital, Reuters says.
The Palestinian billionaire, who also holds Saudi citizenship, was detained after heading to Riyadh last week to chair meetings of the companies he has holdings in.
The Riyadh's authorities did not respond to Reuter's request to comment on the situation, and Masri was also unreachable.
Masri has close ties with King Abdullah of Jordan, who was warned against participating in a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey, according to media reports. This week East Jerusalem was recognized by the OIC as the capital of Palestine.
Hind Khlaifat, the founder and CEO of Jordan's Alocloud, shared a post on twitter, in which she noted the significance of Sabih al Masri to the economy of Jordan.
— هند خليفات (@hindkhlaifat) December 15, 2017
Economy in Jordan depends on Sabih al Masri. Don't let our economy be destroyed overnight.
A tweet for Mohammed bin Salman, with kind regards.