Three Killed in Building Explosion in Jaffa, Israel

Israeli medics carry a wounded Ultra-nationalist rabbi out of an ambulance after he was stabbed at Jerusalem's Old City Damascus gate, on March 18, 2008 at Hadassah hospital. An ultra-nationalist Israeli rabbi was lightly wounded today after being stabbed near the Damascus gate into Jerusalem's walled Old City, police said. …
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The Times of Israel reports: A building in Jaffa collapsed in a ball of flames after a large explosion there late Monday night, killing at least three people and injuring four.

The blast took place at a paint store on Yefet Street in the southern Tel Aviv neighborhood, completely leveling the one-story building. Police said early Tuesday that the bodies were found in the rubble after firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze.

Five people were injured, including one seriously wounded person, a man in his 30s, who was suffering from severe burns, medics said. The injured were evacuated to hospital, and several others were treated for shock.

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