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Jordan king visits family of 'martyr' judge killed by Israel

Published on Mar 17, 2014 12:20 AM

AMMAN (AFP) - King Abdullah II on Sunday visited the family of a Jordanian judge killed by Israeli soldiers to offer his condolences, the palace said on Twitter.

A picture on Twitter showed the king hugging the father of 38-year-old Raed Zeiter.

"His majesty King Abdullah II offers condolences to the family of martyr judge Raed Zeiter," reads the caption.

Israeli troops shot Mr Zeiter, a Palestinian Jordanian, at a border crossing last Monday, saying he attacked them, igniting a diplomatic row between Israel and the kingdom and causing furore among Jordanians.

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