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    Palestinian breaks into Turkish embassy in Israel

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    Shots have been fired at the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv after a Palestinian man broke in.


    Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor identified the attacker as Nadim Injaz, a West Bank Palestinian who tried to seek asylum at another embassy four years earlier.


    Mr Palmor added: "This is a hostage situation." But Turkey's Anatolia news agency said embassy security guards had captured the attacker and the situation was under control


    An Israeli TV news channel played a recording of a phone call from Injaz, in which he claimed to have two hostages and threatened to blow up the embassy. He said he was demanding asylum and demanded to be allowed to leave the country.


    Israel's Maariv newspaper said the man called the paper, identifying himself as Injaz, a Palestinian who sought asylum at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv in 2006. He said he had a flammable liquid and threatened to "kill any Jew that enters."


    Israeli police said Injaz is from the city of Ramallah and was recently released from prison after serving time for his previous embassy attack. He was said to be an informer who feared he would be killed by Palestinian militants if he returned to the West Bank.