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Attacker holds hostages at Turkish Embassy in Israel

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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:40 PM

Attacker holds hostages at Turkish Embassy in Israel

A man took hostages in the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday after shots were fired outside, Israeli police and a Foreign Ministry official said.

Security officers reportedly shot the man but it was unclear if he was dead or just injured.

Turkey's news agency said embassy security guards captured the attacker. The report quoted anonymous officials from the embassy.
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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:40 PM
Just breaking I guess.

A newspaper identified the attacker as a Palestinian who tried to seek asylum at another embassy four years earlier.

"This is a hostage situation," Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told The Associated Press. Channel 2 TV played a recording of a phone call it said came from the attacker. "I have two hostages," he said. "I will blow up the embassy."

A lawyer told Israel Radio, however, that the hostages, the consul and his wife, had escaped.

Israel Radio reported from the scene that rescue workers with stretchers tried to enter the seaside embassy compound but left without bringing out any wounded.
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The Israeli Maariv newspaper said the man called the paper, identifying himself as Nadim Injaz, a Palestinian who sought asylum at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv in 2006.

He said he had a flammable liquid and threatened, 'I will kill any Jew that enters.'

Lawyer Shafik Abuani told Israel Radio that he talked to the man three times by telephone, trying to calm him down.

The lawyer said Injaz threatened to burn the embassy down if he is not granted asylum.

It was unclear what his relationship with the hostage-taker was.

Dozens of police and paramedics surrounded the three-storey building as night fell.

The numbers of hostages involved was unclear, but police confirmed it was an ongoing incident.

[edit on 8/17/2010 by ~Lucidity]

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:48 PM
From Al Jazeera...

Shots at Turkey's Tel Aviv embassy

Maybe a related incident...or maybe the same...from PressTV...

Man killed in Turkish embassy

A man who had undressed near the embassy was shot dead by a man who then fled the scene, police spokesman Alex Keglesky said on Tuesday.

Keglesky ruled out, for the time, that the shooting was an attack against the Turkish embassy.

But local news sources quoted an official police statement as saying that "another incident" could still be ongoing inside the embassy compound.

[edit on 8/17/2010 by ~Lucidity]

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:07 PM
From local news - Palestinian who worked with Israeli secret services but was denied residence/citizenship in Israel broke into Turkish embassy and according to some sources: threatened with explosives/weapons (sounds weird)
asked for refuge since he would be killed if he is to be sent to Palestinian authority. (sounds more reasonable).
Anyway truth might be in between since both sources say that he was shot and wounded by security in the area.
Here found a link from 2006 about the same person attempting to take refuge in British embassy in Israel:

[edit on 17-8-2010 by ZeroKnowledge]

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:09 PM
Thanks...keep us posted.

Interesting that he worked with the secret service.

Do you find it odd how he went to the Turkish Embassy? Given the relationship between Turkey and Israel these days?

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:56 PM

An initial investigation into a shooting incident at the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday revealed that a Palestinian man who entered the embassy seeking asylum had threatened the embassy staff and had been shot in his leg. The man was lightly hurt.
Found this in English.
There were/are not few Palestinians working with different Israeli secret services, but usually it does not end this way - some are killed by Palestinians and some get Israeli residence. Have no idea why it is so weird in this case.
As for Turkish embassy - if he was really desperate then to go to embassy of Turkey while there is a conflict between it and Israel has its logic since Turkey could have used him to "kick" Israel in media war, but threatening staff there and apparently taking hostages has nothing to do with common sense.
It all looks naturally awkward, this is why i do not think it was staged. actually.

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 03:17 PM
Well it has been mentioned that he was an informant for the IDF. So perhaps this simply might be his last effort before he finds an accidental death.

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 05:11 PM
Raw Video: Hostage situation at Turkish embassy

It appears he has been captured.

Palestinian who attacked Turkish Embassy captured

Seven hours after he forced his way into the embassy, the attacker was escorted out of the embassy and bundled into an Israeli ambulance. Wearing a light blue shirt and limping slightly from an apparent gunshot wound, he raised his arms briefly and shouted before Israeli police and paramedics subdued him.

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 06:28 PM
This is what happens when you humiliate an entire people

He said he was demanding asylum in Turkey and protection from "these murderers the Zionists, the murdering Jews". At the same time, he said that Palestinian leaders, including Mahmoud Abbas, "should die."

He had a right to demand asylum as a result of the outrages committed by Israel with U.S. weapons on the entire Palestinian people over the last 62 years.

Yea he was violent but it pales in comparison to what he has probably seen and been subjected to.

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 08:05 PM
Wow...hadn't seen that quote.


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