Thousands protest Israel in Jordan over killing

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Posted: Mar 14, 2014 9:28 AM

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Some 2,000 protesters have demonstrated in front of the Israeli Embassy in Jordan over the killing of a Jordanian judge.

The death of Raed Zueter, a Jordanian magistrate of Palestinian descent, has caused an uproar in Jordan, triggering street protests and calls in parliament to annul the 1994 peace agreement with Israel. The Israeli military said that guards shot Zueter on Monday after he tried to grab a rifle from a soldier at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan.

On Friday, protesters chanted anti-Israel slogans and called upon the Jordanian government to deport the Israeli ambassador and to annul peace treaty. Thousands of riot police stood on hand and stopped protesters from attacking the embassy.

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood organized the protest.