Monday, 10 March 2014

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at Allenby Bridge crossing


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan on Monday, Israel's army and witnesses said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said "a Palestinian attempted to the seize the weapon of an Israeli soldier at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan. Israeli soldiers opened fire and a hit was identified."

The victim was identified as Raed Alaa Addin Zieter, 38, from Nablus, who had reportedly left the occupied West Bank in 2011 and had not returned since.

Jordanian media said Zieter holds Jordanian citizenship and worked as a judge at Amman Magistrates Court.

The incident occurred at the first Israeli checkpoint while crossing from Jordan into the occupied West Bank. more

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