Thousands protest Israel in Jordan over judge killing

Thousands protest Israel in Jordan over judge killing
Fri Mar 14, 2014 18:35:31

Thousands of protesters have demonstrated in front of the Israeli Embassy in Jordan over the killing of a Jordanian judge.

The death of Raed Zueter, a Jordanian magistrate of Palestinian descent, has caused an uproar in Jordan, triggering street protests and calls in parliament to annul the 1994 peace agreement with the Zionist regime.

The Israeli military said that guards shot Zueter on Monday at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan.

On Friday, protesters chanted anti-Israel slogans and called upon the Jordanian government to deport the Israeli ambassador and to annul peace treaty.

Thousands of riot police stood on hand and stopped protesters from attacking the embassy.

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood organized the protest.

Following the crime committed by the Zionist regime forces, Jordanian lawmakers demanded on Wednesday the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Amman over the killing.

All 150 members of Jordan’s lower house of parliament signed a statement demanding the expulsion of Tel Aviv’s envoy and recalling of the Jordanian ambassador to Israel.

The legislative statement further stated that the incident proved that Israel is a “racist” regime that “does not want peace.”
The Jordanian legislators gave the government until Tuesday to meet their demands.


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