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Israel 'regrets' fatal shooting of Jordan judge
Published Tuesday 11/03/2014 (updated) 12/03/2014 17:44
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Riot police try to contol angry Jordanians as they protest in front
of the Israeli embassy to demand the deportation of the
ambassador in the capital Amman on March 10, 2014
(AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel expressed regret on Tuesday over the fatal shooting of a Jordanian-Palestinian judge by Israeli troops at a West Bank border crossing, a statement from the premier's office said.

"Israel regrets the death of Judge Raed Zeiter yesterday (Monday) at the King Hussein (Allenby) bridge and expresses its sympathies to the people and government of Jordan," the statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said.

The shooting, which took place on Monday morning, sparked the fury of both Jordan and the Palestinians, with protesters in Amman demanding the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and the abrogation of the two countries' 1994 peace treaty.

The statement said Israel had shared the results of a preliminary inquiry with Amman, and had "agreed to a Jordanian request to establish a joint Israeli-Jordanian team to complete the investigation."

A preliminary investigation by the army published on Tuesday claimed that Zeiter had charged at soldiers with a metal pole, prompting troops to open fire at his legs.

He had then started strangling a soldier, so they opened fire again, it said. He died shortly after.

The joint investigative team was to start its work "promptly,' the statement said, without giving further details.

Zeiter was buried in his home city of Nablus in the northern West Bank earlier on Tuesday, with Jordan calling for the Israeli soldiers who shot him to be punished.
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1 ) Sarah / The Netherlands
11/03/2014 17:12
The only regrets they have is it wasn't a Palestinian. Does they also "regret" the IDF lies? I don't think so. The killer will get promotion in a while.

2 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
11/03/2014 17:18
We pray that cooler heads will prevail to counter the Jordanian voices calling for the ending of the peace treaty. There are too many Jordanians who seem to want more death and misery and want war with Israel. They also call for the release of the Jordanian soldier who murdered 7 Israeli school girls and call him a hero for shooting them in cold blood. This death was tragic, and I hope the facts come out quickly. We need peace, not war.

3 ) jesse / usa
11/03/2014 23:06
@everybody. the security cameras are being viewed. but to sarah the guilty is are already convicted. and the cameras will be just a fabrication of Israel. one can NEVER win with a racist

4 ) Rachamim Dwek / Israel
12/03/2014 01:16
To Sarah@#1: The dead terrorist WAS Palestinian.Seems you dont bother to read an article,merely post nastiness based on your own prejudice.i hope you are right that the soldier receives a promotion for killing the terrorist. To Brian@#2: Yep,the same Jordanians who have lionised the terrorist piece of garbage who murdered 7 Israeli girls and only regrets that his M16 jammed so that he couldnt kill everyone on the bus. Jordan of course is 80% Palestinian, ergo...

5 ) gabi / australia
12/03/2014 01:43
Brian Cohen: "They also call for the release of the Jordanian soldier who murdered 7 Israeli school girls and call him a hero for shooting them in cold blood. This death was tragic, and I hope the facts come out quickly." Bit like making the murderer in the Hebron mosque a hero, isn't it? There the facts did "come out quickly", and he was just as quickly lionised. Wait a bit, and he will have a medal struck in his honour, same as Israel did for the terrorists who bombed the King David Hotel.
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