Palestinian Arrested For Shooting 2 Israelis At Danish Mall

Danish police arrested a Lebanese Palestinian man for shooting two Israelis working at a mall in Odense.

Two Israeli workers were injured in a mall shooting in Denmark Wednesday. (Ekstra Bladet)

Reuters reported:

Danish police on Thursday arrested a 27-year-old man of Palestinian origin on suspicion of shooting and wounding two Israeli citizens at a shopping mall in central Denmark and charged him with attempted murder.

A city court remanded the man in custody for four weeks. The Danish citizen, born in Lebanon, pleaded innocent but admitted to possession of a firearm before the judge ordered the rest of the hearing to be held behind closed doors.

A gunman on Wednesday fired several shots at two Israeli youths who worked at a hair salon in the Odense shopping mall, wounding one in the leg and the other in the arm.

The Israeli men were both still in hospital on Thursday but their injuries were not life-threatening. Police said the pair had been in Denmark for about a week.

The attack came on the fifth day of Israeli air strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, prompting speculation in Danish media of a link to developments in the Middle East.

Islam in Europe has more on the arrest.

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