Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Palestinian killed by Israel at border was ?Jordan judge?  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 14/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) JERICHO, Palestinian Territories: Israeli troops on Monday shot dead a Palestinian Jordanian who allegedly tried to snatch a soldier?s weapon at the main Jordan border crossing, with Amman saying the man was a judge

The shooting took place at the Allenby Bridge crossing between the West Bank and Jordan. Palestinian security officials identified the victim as 38-year-old Raed Zeiter

Officials in Amman confirmed he also held Jordanian nationality

The Israeli military said troops had opened fire after Zeiter tried to snatch a weapon from one of the soldiers

?A short while ago a Palestinian attempted to seize the weapon of a soldier at the Allenby Bridge crossing from Jordan. In response the forces at the scene opened fire toward the suspect. A hit was identified,? a military statement said

A Jordanian security official told AFP that Zeiter worked as a judge in Amman and had left for the West Bank early on Monday

The Jordanian justice ministry confirmed the information, saying he worked at a magistrates court in the capital

Family members in Amman expressed shock over his death

?We did not know that Raed was in the West Bank. I went to the court to check if he was working and I was told that he did not go to work today,? said his 70-year-old father, Alaa Zeiter, himself a former judge

?My son is peaceful and professional. I am shocked,? he told AFP by phone, before breaking down in tears

Palestinian security officials said he was originally from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, but had left the territories in 2011 and not returned

It was a rare incident of violence at the crossing, which is located in the Jordan Valley, just east of the Palestinian oasis town of Jericho

The crossing, which lies 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Amman, is also known as the King Hussein Bridge

Following the incident, the terminal was closed but later reopened, an Israeli official said.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 26 2014 - Russia hopes to host Syria talks in JanuaryThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  -Russia plans to host delegations from the Syrian opposition in late January, possibly followed by a visit by regime representatives that could bring the two sides together ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Lebanon's Hezbollah detains 'Israeli spy' in its ranksThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Lebanon's Hezbollah has detained a senior party official it accused of spying for Israel and "sabotaging security operations" abroad, a source close to the movement said on ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Syrian rebel groups in Aleppo enter allianceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Rebel groups fighting in Syria's northern Aleppo province have agreed to form an alliance, a group monitoring the country's civil war said on Thursday.A lack of unity among ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Israel approves 243 new settler homes in East JerusalemThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Israel has given preliminary approval for the construction of 243 new homes on West Bank land that Israel annexed to Jerusalem, and advanced plans for another 270 homes in ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Iraq, Turkey pledge to join hands to fight ISIS jihadistsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Iraq and Turkey on Thursday pledged to join forces to fight Islamic State insurgents who are holding swathes of Iraq and Syria."ISIS threatens not only Iraq's and Turkey's ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Tunisia arrests blogger for 'defaming' army officers: lawyerThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Tunisian authorities have arrested a blogger who has been critical of the party of newly elected president Beji Caid Essebsi, as he returned home from France, his lawyer ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Qatar- Zakat Fund got 575 applications in November for aidThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  The Zakat Fund at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs received 575 applications for social assistance in the month of November.Zakat Fund, a charity dedicated to ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Kuwait commissions new gas processing plantThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Kuwait has commissioned a new natural gas plant that will raise the energy-rich state's production capacity to more than 2 billion cubic feet a day, officials said on ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Egyptian pound steady on official and unofficial marketsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  The Egyptian pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale on Thursday and on the black market.The bank offered $40 million and said it had sold $38.2 million at a cut-off ...

 Dec 26 2014 - Saudi lifts spending in 2015 budgetThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)   Saudi Arabia will lift state spending to a record in its 2015 budget while covering a deficit with its huge fiscal reserves, the government said, providing the first ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help