( dpa )- Jordan on Monday retrieved the remains of a soldier who was killed near Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War with Israel, officials said.
An official ceremony was held at King Hussein crossing point for this purpose with the participation of symbolic units from the Jordanian army.
The soldier, tentatively identified as Mohammad Mahmoud from the northern Jordanian town of Ramtha , was killed while taking part along with the rest of the Jordanian garrison in defending East Jerusalem, which was captured by Israel from Jordan in June 1967.
A villager from the Palestinian village of Anata near Jerusalem told the Palestinian newspaper al- Hayat al- Jadidah that Mahmoud was wounded in the fighting and took refuge in the village, but died later and was buried there.
The Jordanian army planned an official funeral procession for the soldier later this week, officials said.
Jordan concluded a peace treaty with Israel in October 1994.