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Turkish embassy intruder in Israeli hospital

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Turkish embassy intruder in Israeli hospital


A Palestinian man who was shot and wounded after breaking into the Turkish embassy in Israel has been taken to hospital for treatment.

The intruder was tackled by Turkish security staff in the building in Tel Aviv after apparently taking the Consul-General and his wife hostage for two hours.

A lawyer who tried on the phone to calm the man said he was armed with a gun and a knife. Israel has not confirmed the hostage-taking account but said he was known to police.

After the guards shot him, he was questioned for four hours by Turkish embassy staff.

The incident appears to be unrelated to an Israeli commando raid on a Turkish-led flotilla taking aid to Gaza in May.

Israeli television identified the man as Nadim Injas from a village near Ramallah in the West Bank.

Media reports said he was seeking asylum in Turkey because he was wanted by the Palestinian Authority for passing information to Israeli intelligence.

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