Israeli troops shot and killed a Jordanian judge of Palestinian descent at a West Bank-Jordan crossing after he allegedly tried to grab a gun from a border guard, causing new frictions with the Palestinians and Jordan.
The military said the judge, 38-year-old Raed Zeiter, lunged toward the Allenby Bridge terminal yelling, ”Allahu Akbar,” or God is Great, and tried to wrest a weapon from an Israeli soldier. Soldiers opened fire at his legs to try to restrain him, at which point he tried to strangle a soldier and was shot to death, the military said. The crossing is under overall Israeli security control.
Jordan’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Nasser Judeh, summoned Israel’s No. 2 diplomat to Amman to condemn the shooting and demand the Israeli government immediately open an investigation