Tel Aviv car explosion injures several people; Police: Mob-related assassination attempt, not terror attack

https://twitter.com/DanWilliams/status/289329335935070208

Reports are coming in that at least seven people sustained injuries when a car exploded in Tel Aviv. Police are signaling that this is probably mob-related, not the act of terrorists.

https://twitter.com/DanWilliams/status/289328483828649984

http://twitter.com/DerekStoffelCBC/statuses/289330891451408386

https://twitter.com/DanWilliams/status/289330871738187776

https://twitter.com/BklynMiddleton/status/289332954432405504

Twitchy will monitor this story and update with further developments.

Update:

Police are reportedly calling this an attempt to assassinate crime ring leader Nissim Alperon.

https://twitter.com/BklynMiddleton/status/289334214636228608

https://twitter.com/BklynMiddleton/status/289334639070425088

https://twitter.com/TIldefonso/status/289336144167051265

Haaretz reports that police have captured the suspect.

https://twitter.com/haaretzcom/status/289335454149509122

A photo of the damage caused by the blast:

https://twitter.com/Benhartman/status/289334813347950592

PIC: Car blown up in apparent criminal bombing in central #Telaviv #Jpost #Israel

https://twitter.com/Benhartman/status/289338236462051328

https://twitter.com/Benhartman/status/289338249548288000

https://twitter.com/Benhartman/status/289339980583682048

https://twitter.com/Benhartman/status/289343940333813760

  • Justin Case

    “Mob-related assassination attempt, not terror attack” – Semantics.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.perlsteinmizrachi Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

      Actually due to Israeli gambling laws there is a HUGE underground crime economy, I’ve only been to underground casinos in Tel Aviv but I can tell you there are at least 3 diff crime syndicates in Israel.

      They will kill you or at least injure you if you owe them money. But you can play at the tables as a kid.

      • Justin Case

        Has the same effect on the average citizen as what is currently being defined as terrorism. But your point is taken.

      • Justin Case

        Has the same effect on the average citizen as what is currently being defined as terrorism. But your point is taken.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.perlsteinmizrachi Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

      Actually due to Israeli gambling laws there is a HUGE underground crime economy, I’ve only been to underground casinos in Tel Aviv but I can tell you there are at least 3 diff crime syndicates in Israel.

      They will kill you or at least injure you if you owe them money. But you can play at the tables as a kid.

  • Justin Case

    “Mob-related assassination attempt, not terror attack” – Semantics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.perlsteinmizrachi Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

    what he had another attack on his life? and avoided it? Man he is one lucky SOB.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.perlsteinmizrachi Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

    what he had another attack on his life? and avoided it? Man he is one lucky SOB.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    The Israeli Mafia? “I’ll offer him an interest rate he can’t refuse!”

    /Unacceptable?