'Car explosion' in Tel Aviv

Israeli police have said that an explosion has gone off in a car in Tel Aviv but that there is a "strong possibility" it is a criminal act. Several people have been hurt in the blast, according to Reuters.

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Eyewitness 'saw package thrown at car before explosion'

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says that he believes the explosion is criminal but can not definitively rule out a political motive. Local media is quoting an eyewitness who says he saw a motorcyclist throw a package towards the car that exploded.

Assassination by bomb has become a favourite method for Israeli criminal gangs to settle disputes in recent years.

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