Man shot outside Turkish embassy

Police: Palestinian man removed his clothes before being fired upon.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 17, 2010 19:32
Crime scene

Police 311. (photo credit: Channel 2 [file])

A man, believed to be Palestinian, was hit by gunfire after entering the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Tel Aviv police and ambulance have not been allowed to enter the embassy building to treat the injured man or determine the what occurred during the shooting.

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Police believe the man is mentally ill and that he was shot in the legs and is not in critical condition, according to an Israel Radio report,

Police confirmed that a Palestinian man removed all his clothes Tuesday on Yarkon Street by Turkish embassy when he was shot by an "unknown individual." A large police response has converged outside the embassy building and Magen David Adom ambulances were rushed to the area.

The condition of the Palestinian man is not known.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.


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