Danish police say they have arrested a man of Palestinian descent on suspicion of shooting and wounding two Israelis at a shopping mall.
Police spokesman John Jacobsen says without naming the suspect that he is a 27-year-old Dane born in Lebanon of Palestinian parents.
A court on Thursday ordered the suspect held for up to four weeks while police investigate.
Police say the suspect has denied attempting to kill the Israelis but acknowledged carrying a gun Wednesday at the mall in the central Danish city of Odense.
The two Israelis, aged 25 and 26, were working at a Dead Sea Products stand in a mall when they were fired upon. A Danish daily reported that the unknown assailant fled in a car after another Israeli emerged from a nearby barber shop and threw a chair in his direction.
Source in the Foreign Ministry said that the incident is most likely connected to Operation Cast Lead.
On Tuesday, a protest against Israel's Gaza operation was held outside the Copenhagen city hall. The protesters, both Palestinians and Danes, condemned the Israeli assault in Gaza.