Explosion in Israel kills three, collapses building

Medics at the site of an explosion and building collapse in Jaffa on November 27, 2017 (Magen David Adom)
Medics at the site of an explosion and building collapse in Jaffa on November 27, 2017 (Magen David Adom)

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Tuesday an investigation is under way to discover the cause of the large explosion late Monday. He says an emergency team discovered three people dead under the rubble. Five others were taken to a hospital.

Local media reports say the explosion look place at a store for construction material in the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv, and was likely caused by an electrical short and gas leak. Local residents described a huge blast that led to initial fears of a militant attack. Large plumes of smoke billowed above the neighborhood before firefighters put out the blaze.

Associated Press

  • vs

    The names of all three killed in the explosion and fire on Yefet Street in Jaffa are authorized for publication. This are Rimon Khoury from Jaffa, Ali Abu Jama from Taibe and Muhammad Yasin from Tulkarem (all are Orabians)
    http://newsru.co.il/pict/slide/964943.html

    • Hannibal

      Did you cheer? 😉

      • vs

        why? no

  • Barry

    Ajami is an Arab neighborhood. This is either a tragic accident or drug cooking-related or a “work accident,” as Hamas likes to call them.

    • Niemals

      Honestly, I do not understand why Ya Libnan has raised the event at all.

  • Niemals

    Ya Libnan prioritizes “Explosion in Israel kills three,…” but a heavyweight like “Their faces covered with black balaclavas, AK-47s in hand, Hamas’ armed wing has become a familiar presence in the Gaza Strip – and for many that remains a key problem.” is not sufficiently appetizing….
    Hamas’ weapons may block path to unity http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2017/Nov-30/428370-hamas-weapons-may-block-path-to-unity.ashx