Jordan: anger mounts over death of judge by Israeli soldier

Protesters in Amman call for ending diplomatic ties

11 March, 13:19

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, MARCH 11 - Tension is escalating in Jordan after an Israeli soldier killed a Jordanian national while travelling to the West Bank, with protesters calling for ending diplomatic ties with Israel.

    Lawyers and judges in Amman main court on Tuesday protested killing of the 38 year old Raid Zueiter by observing an hour work stoppage and chanting anti-Israel slogans. Additionally, several political parties also gathered in front of the parliament on Tuesday to protest the incident. Student unions also held protests at public universities, burning the Israeli flags and vowing revenge, according to eye witnesses.

    Zueiter, a Jordanian of Palestine origin worked at Amman court as a magistrate, was killed on Monday by an Israeli soldier on al Karamah bridge (Allenby) between Jordan and Israel. Israel says Zueiter claims that Zueiter attempted to attack a soldier on the border crossing, before being shot dead in the chest. Jordanian authorities said described the incident as "unacceptable" and demanded an immediate investigation. (ANSAmed).

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