Jordan Lawmakers Demand Israeli Envoy Expelled After Judge Shot

Lower house’s Palestine Committee also wants Jordan ambassador to Israel recalled over Israeli soldiers’ shooting of Jordanian judge at West Bank-Jordan crossing, state-run Petra news agency reports today. * Israeli military issues preliminary conclusion of investigation into yday’s shooting of Raed Zeiter, a Jordanian of Palestinian descent, at Allenby Bridge crossing * Military says in preliminary conclusions today that “the terrorist” charged at soldiers with metal rod, tried to grab a soldier’s weapon; troops fired at his legs, opened fire again after he began strangling soldier * Palestinian Ma’an news agency quoted witness Mohammad Zayd as saying Israeli soldier pushed Zeiter; in ensuing scuffle, he shoved soldier, who fired 3 shots at his chest, killing him * Spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rudeina, says in statement on official Wafa news agency website that recent Israeli killings of Palestinians are “dangerous provocation,” could “lead to the destruction what remains of the peace process”

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