HAMAS STRIKES THE HEART OF TEL AVIV
Bus blast injures 3 critically, 21 total; suspects apprehended; Gaza residents celebrate
Hamas terrorists struck the heart of Tel Aviv Wednesday afternoon, when at least one terrorist reportedly place a bomb on a bus near Israel's Pentagon, the Kirya.
Israeli news outlets report that three people were critically injured and 21 were hurt over all.
The terror group that controls the Gaza Strip quickly claimed credit for the attack and Gaza residents celebrated.
It was the first terror attack in Israel's cultural capital since April 2006. The Times of Israel reports:
Gaza terrorists have fired 180 rockets toward Israel in the last 24 hours. The heavy attack comes after a proposed ceasefire deal was rejected by Israel Tuesday and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon both visited the region urging an end to the conflict.
However, their diplomatic efforts have so far failed. After meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Clinton said:
Netanyahu also met with Ban, telling him that Israel prefers a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
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