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Israeli soldiers kill Jordanian judge at border crossing after he tried to snatch a weapon

By Mason White 3:00 PM March 10, 2014
Allenby border crossing King Hussein Bridge 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A Jordanian judge is dead after being shot by Israeli soldiers at an Israel-Jordan border crossing, officials in Jordan said.

The incident occurred on Monday, after the man tried to snatch the gun of a soldier at the main Israel to Jordan border crossing.

The shooting took place at the Allenby Bridge. Palestinian security officials identified the victim as 38-year-old Raed Zeiter. Officials in Jordan confirmed that the man had Jordanian nationality.

“A Palestinian tried to take the gun of a soldier at the Allenby Bridge. He was shot,” the Israeli military said. The Jordanian Ministry of Justice said that Zeiter was a magistrate’s court judge in Amman.

The suspect’s family members in Amman, expressed shock at his death. Zeiter’s father, a former judge, said that his son was very professional. The family is also surprised that Zeiter went to the West Bank.