The father of Raed Zeiter, 38, grieves over his son's body during his funeral in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on March 11, 2014, a day after he was shot dead by the Israeli military. AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH
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A Jordanian-Palestinian judge who was shot dead by Israeli troops at the Jordan border tried to snatch a weapon and "strangle" a soldier, a preliminary army investigation showed on Tuesday.The incident occurred Monday when troops opened fire at the Allenby Bridge border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan, killing a Palestinian with Jordanian citizenship, claiming he was a "terrorist" who had tried to snatch a weapon from a soldier. Jordan demanded the Israeli soldiers involved be punished.Several hours after Zeiter's death, troops shot dead a 20-year-old Palestinian near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The army said he had been throwing stones at soldiers.
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