Injaz broke into UK embassy 4 yrs ago
LAST UPDATED: 08/17/2010 22:49
Palestinian gunman previously demanded asylum in Europe with toy gun.
The Turkish embassy during the standoff with Palestinian gunman Nadim Injaz. Photo: Ben Hartman
Nadim Injaz, the Palestinian man who has barricaded himself in the Turkish embassy on Tuesday, broke into the British embassy in a similar incident four years ago.
scaled a wall adjoining the British embassy in Tel Aviv and pulled a
gun, threatening to shoot himself if he did not receive asylum in a
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The gun turned out to be made of plastic.
has a troubled past, allegedly working for Palestinian security
forces in mid-1990s after his brother was discovered to be an Israeli
collaborator, and later as an Israeli informant himself.
reportedly told a human rights researcher that he was promised Israeli
identity papers by Israeli intelligence for his work as an informant, but
they never came through on their side of the bargain. Since then he has
been in and out of Israeli prisons on petty criminal charges or for
lacking identity papers and repeatedly expelled to the West Bank, only
to keep coming back to Israel.
On Tuesday, Channel 2 first claimed Injaz was a former collaborator with
Israel from Ramallah, who had been pressured by the Shin Bet into
attempting to kill Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. Since he refused to do
so, he claims, the Shin Bet has been seeking his demise. Recently, it
left him at a West Bank crossing point, but he refused to cross into
PA-controlled territory, fearing he would be killed there.
Channel 2 later said the suspect's claims regarding Barghouti and
the Shin Bet were baseless.