Jordanians demand closure of Israeli embassy

Jordanians demand closure of Israeli embassy
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:51:49

Jordanians have held protest rallies to urge authorities to shut down the Israeli embassy in Amman following the killing of a Jordanian judge by Israeli soldiers.

During a protest in the Jordanian capital after Friday Prayers, demonstrators called for the expulsion of Tel Aviv's ambassador from the country.

They also called on the Jordanian parliament to annul the 1994 peace deal with the Israeli regime.

The 38-year-old Jordanian judge, Raed Zaytar, was shot dead on March 10 by Israeli soldiers at the border with the occupied West Bank.

Jordan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour called the shooting a hideous crime, for which the Tel Aviv regime was “completely responsible.”

“Jordan has pressured Israel to formally apologize. Jordan is now part of the probe into the shooting,” Ensour said a day after the shooting.

Israeli authorities, meanwhile, claim that the judge was shot while trying to grab an Israeli soldier’s weapon after crossing into the West Bank.

The Palestinian Authority in Ramallah has also condemned the killing saying it was a “shooting at close range” by Israeli troops.


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