Security disperse protesters in front of Israeli embassy in Amman

تم نشره في Mon 10 March / Mar 2014. 07:57 PM - آخر تعديل في Mon 10 March / Mar 2014. 11:44 PM
  • Protesters in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman holding a 'expelling the ambassador is a national duty' on Monday (Photos by Amjad Al Taweel / Al Ghad)

By Ghada Al Sheikh

AMMAN - Jordanian security personnel dispersed tens of activists Monday evening protesting in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman after Israeli forces shot dead a Jordanian judge. 

The protesters, chanting demands to scrape the 1994 peace agreement with Israel and expelling its ambassador, gathered in front of the embassy after the Israeli forces shot dead Amman Court of First Instance judge Raed Zuaiter, 38, on the King Hussein Bridge, a crossing between Jordan and Israel. 

Earlier in the day, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported that the government has asked Israel to carry out an immediate investigation into the shooting.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, Nasser Judeh, summoned the Israeli charge d'affaires at the Israeli embassy in Amman to express Jordan's strong condemnation of the shooting of Judge Raed Aladdine Zuaiter.

Israeli army told the Associated Press that Zuaiter "ran toward soldiers yelling 'Allahu akbar' attempting to seize their weapons... the soldiers felt an immediate threat to their lives and fired toward his lower extremities. The suspect then began to strangle a soldier and the force resorted to firing again."

Judeh condemned the shooting and demanded the Israeli diplomat convey Jordan's urgent demand for a prompt investigation and a detailed report on the shooting.


This article is an edited translation from the Arabic edition.