Aug 18, 2010
A Palestinian man known to Israeli police has been shot and wounded by Turkish embassy security guards after breaking into the building in Tel Aviv and taking hostages.
The man was subdued and Turkish diplomats questioned him for more than four hours before he limped out of the embassy handcuffed and accompanied by Turkish embassy staff members, an Israeli policeman and a paramedic.
An ambulance then evacuated him to hospital.
An Israeli Arab lawyer who spoke to the man by phone to try to calm him down said the Palestinian had held hostage the Turkish consul-general and his wife for some two hours.