March 10, 2014

A Jordanian judge was shot dead at the Allenby border crossing on Monday, after he reportedly tried to snatch a weapon from an Israeli soldier.

The Israel Defense Forces said that the soldier opened fire on the man after he tried to attack him and steal his rifle. The border crossing has been temporarily closed.

The man, Raed Zueter, 38, was initially identified only as a Palestinian, but Zueter’s brother told Haaretz that he lived with his family in Amman and worked there as a judge. A Jordanian judicial official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the Associated Press that Zueter was a judge working in Amman since 2009.

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