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5 lightly injured as Palestinians, Israeli soldiers clash in Hebron
Wife of judge killed at crossing 'to sue Israel'
Published Wednesday 12/03/2014 (updated) 13/03/2014 16:14
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The wife of a man who was killed by Israeli forces at Allenby Bridge on Monday will file a lawsuit against Israel if its allegations were untrue, her lawyer said.

Murad Mfarre, the Palestinian-Israeli lawyer of Raed Zeiter's widow, relayed her message that Zeiter “was well-known and law-abiding, and it is hard to imagine that he would try to snatch the weapon of the Israeli soldier.”

Mfarre said that she thinks the evidence and witness accounts contradict the Israeli account.

Mfarre told Ma’an that “There was a normal argument that turned into shooting. There are witnesses that we will reach, and we will demand that Israel show us security camera footage so we can figure out what happened.”

“If we make sure that the Israeli account is untrue, we will file a lawsuit against the State of Israel.”

Israel, meanwhile, expressed regret over the fatal shooting .

"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," a 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 ) Mel / USA
12/03/2014 00:37
Shame!Shame!Shame on you Israel! No wonder you stand ALONE in the world more every day! Even USG is sick of you! You let Zionism think,act,speak for you all so that you,Israel,have become the NAZI PERPETRATOR since 1947.Are you really SO STUPID? Are your radical leaders,spokesmen,Russian-speaking far-right colonists the voice/face of Judaism/Israel?If so,then to hell with Israel.Stay with your Zionist indoctrination.Don't call us,we are WATCHING every move you MAKE! Fools!

2 ) Linda / England
12/03/2014 20:44
Will Israel explain why they consider it acceptable for them to shoot and kill unarmed Palestinians who are merely venting anger and frustration at being treated like sub-humans within their own lands? Young Israeli soldiers brandishing guns must be fulfilling all the frenzied blood lust that is often regretted with the wisdom of age - safe in the knowledge they will be protected by Israel's policy that the Palestinian must be guilty merely because he is Palestinian! Does this ring any bells?
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