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In Jordan, a call to cut Israeli ties

Protesters near the Israeli Embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Friday were enraged by the killing of a judge at the border.

Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Protesters near the Israeli Embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Friday were enraged by the killing of a judge at the border.

AMMAN, Jordan — Protesters fought with riot police Friday outside of the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, as some 2,000 demonstrators called on the kingdom to end its peace treaty with the country 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.

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Jordanian officials say Israel later apologized. Israel has shared the results of its preliminary investigation with Jordan, and agreed to a Jordanian request to establish a joint investigation into Zueter’s killing.

Some of the protesters organized by Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood shoved against riot police lines Friday, trying to attack the Israeli Embassy in Amman, Jordan’s capital. Police officers carrying shields and batons chased some protesters in the streets.

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