Two suspects have been arrested in conjunction with an apparent assassination attempt against alleged underworld figure Nissim Halperon (Alperon). It is the eighth attempt on life.
On Jabotinky Street and Shlomo Hamelech Boulevard, near the Azrieli Towers, a short distance from the IDF central command in Tel Aviv, a parked car exploded next to a bus at 1:00 PM on Thursday.
MDA initially called it a Mass Casualty Event, but canceled it. There were approximately 7 people reported as lightly wounded, mostly from the shock-wave.
The bomb was apparently place underneath the parked Mazda, and police initially, and correctly suspected the bombing was criminal, and not terror related.
Witnesses said that a moped was seen speeding away from the scene, and two suspects have been arrested.
The nearby bus was empty at the time.