Danish police in mall after shooting
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Danish police arrest man in mall shooting

Police arrest 27-year old Dane of Palestinian descent suspected of shooting two Israelis working at a mall stand, causing light injuries

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.


Jacobsen said the victims were hospitalized in stable condition; one man was shot in the arm and one man in the leg.


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.


פרסום ראשון: 01.01.09, 22:01
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