Palestinian man Nadim Injaz has barricaded himself in the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening and was said to be moderately wounded.
According to Channel 2, Injaz is a former collaborator with Israel from Ramallah, who claims to have been pressured by the Shin Bet into an attempt 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 played what it said was a recording of him telephoning its reporter earlier Thursday from inside the Turkish Embassy, where he had gone to seek asylum. He said in the call that he had taken two people hostage and threatened to blow up the embassy, claiming he had explosives with him.
Sounding emotionally unstable, he denounced “the murderous Jews,” the “murderous Abu Mazen,” and other corrupt Palestinian leaders who he said were stealing money from the Palestinian people, and urged Turkey to save him.