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Zyoud family in Palestine accepts condolences over death of Jordanian officer

By Muath Freij , Petra - Mar 05,2016 - Last updated at Mar 05,2016

Visitors pay their respects at a house of condolences for Jordanian officer Rashed Zyoud in the West Bank’s Jenin, on Saturday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Members of the Zyoud family in the West Bank opened a house of condolences over the death of Jordanian officer Rashed Zyoud, in a step hailed by social media users as a sign of the closeness of Jordanians and Palestinians.

Zyoud was killed during an operation last week against an armed group in the northern city of Irbid that also resulted in the killing of seven “Daesh-affiliated outlaws”.

The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday that the Zyoud family in Jenin, Palestine, opened their diwan (family gathering place) to receive people who want to pay condolences over the officer’s death.

Commenting on the gesture, Mohammad Hassan Opedat wrote on Facebook: “We are one people not two nations.”

He reported similar gestures in Gaza, Nablus and Ramallah. 

Ahmad Srour said this is an act of solidarity by Palestinians with Jordanians. 

“In Palestine, many houses of condolences were opened for the martyr of Jordan Zyoud. One country,” he also wrote on Facebook. 

The Zyoud family in Palestine on Saturday named a main street in Jenin after Major Rashed Zyoud, Petra reported. 

The family condemned the “cowardly terrorist act” that ended Rashed’s life. 


A representative of Jenin’s governor voiced his condolences to the Jordanians, particularly the Zyoud family, over the death of Rashed. 

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