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  3/31/2014, Adar Bet 29, 5774

Military Police to Probe Killing at Allenby Bridge

Military prosecutors instructed Israel Defense Forces investigators, Sunday, to open a probe into the circumstances that led to the killing, three weeks ago, of Raed Az-Zeiter, a former resident of the Palestinian Authority who served as a judge in Jordan, at the Allenby Bridge Crossing into Israel from Jordan.

The investigation will focus on Homefront Command soldiers who fired the fatal shots. They claim Az-Zeiter attacked them and tried to take a weapon from one of them. The probe is intended to determine if they acted properly or if they will face criminal charges.