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Hostage taker is shot at embassy in Tel Aviv

Published 18/08/2010 | 05:00

A PALESTINIAN man known to Israeli police was shot and wounded by Turkish embassy security guards yesterday after breaking into the mission in Tel Aviv and taking hostages.

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He was subdued and Turkish diplomats questioned him for more than four hours before he limped out of the embassy handcuffed and accompanied by embassy staff members, an Israeli policeman and a paramedic. He was later taken to hospital by ambulance .

An Israeli Arab lawyer who spoke to the man by phone said he had held hostage the Turkish consul-general and his wife.

They managed to escape after Turkish security officers shot and wounded the Palestinian, who was armed with a gun and a knife.

Irish Independent

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