Israel expressed “regret” on Tuesday over the shooting of a Jordanian judge, but its army insisted he had attacked soldiers.

The shooting set off a diplomatic row between Israel and Amman with Jordan’s Prime Minister saying Israel is “completely responsible” and demanding an apology.

The Israeli army said Raed Zeiter (38), a Palestinian with Jordanian citizenship who worked as a judge in Amman, had charged at the soldiers with a metal pole while shouting Allahu Akbar (God is greatest), prompting them to fire at his legs.

— AFP