Dubai: Gulf News reporter Abbas Al Lawati will be sent by Israeli authorities to Amman on Tuesday, he said Monday night.

Speaking to Gulf News' Deputy Managing Editor Mohammed Almezel by telephone from his detention in Israel, he said he signed a document requesting immediate departure but he refused to sign another saying he had "entered Israel" illegally.

He said he was "very well" and has not been harassed by the Israelis.

He will be "deported to Amman via the land route through the King Hussain bridge along several Jordanian activists." He expects to be back in Dubai in the next 48 hours.

The phone call he made lasted a couple of minutes and was monitored by an Israeli person, presumably from the military.