Odense: Attack against Israelis (BREAKING)

Odense: Attack against Israelis (BREAKING)

Details will be added as they come in.

According to first reports, a man, apparently a Palestinian, shot two Israelis working at a stand selling Israeli products in a shopping mall in the center of Odense. One was shot in the arms and the other in the legs. Both were transferred to a hospital. The situation of one is apparently not serious.

Police are currently chasing the perpetrator.


Two Israelis were lightly wounded when they were shot by a group of men in a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday afternoon.

The Israelis were selling Dead Sea cosmetics at a stand in the mall - a job many young Israelis pursue, usually following military service, in order to save money for their future, and to continue their travels.

A group of men with Middle Eastern-looking features approached them and an altercation developed. A man in the group then brandished a weapon and fired at the Israelis.

The public's assistance was requested in capturing the shooter, who was probably a Palestinian, police said. His getaway car was already found but he had fled on foot.

The Foreign Ministry said Israeli security services abroad were already put on high alert several days ago.

It was assumed that the incident was related to the IDF offensive against Hamas terrorists in Gaza

Source: Jpost (English)

Update 2:

The attacker yelled something in a Middle Eastern language, after which he began to shoot. One of the Israelis tried to flee but was then hit. The other threw a stool at him, but it didn't help much.

A witness heard three shots, but already shortly after the shooting 5-6 casings were found.

Source: BT (Danish)

Update 3:

According to the Odense police, security cameras caught the moment when the attacker, about 25 years old, suddenly pulled out a pistol and shot the two Israelis.

The Israeli stand had been in the shopping center for about a month. Police are currently trying to find out who the owner is. A group of 7-9 youth allegedly harassed the sales personnel. The two Israelis had only come to Denmark a week ago.

Source: DR (Danish)

Update 4:

Asked if there's a connection between the attack and what's happening in Gaza, Ashraf al-Khadra, the Norwegian-Palestinian journalist of Norwegian newssite Nettavisen answered that he wants to be careful with something he doesn't know much about, but he does know that there are many Palestinians who live in the area of the Rosengårdscentret shopping center.

Source: Nettavisen (Norwegian)

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