Saturday 24 June 2017

Hostage taker is shot at embassy in Tel Aviv

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.

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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