Jpost: Car bomb explosion in Tel Aviv injures 3

At least three people have been injured in a car bomb explosion that rocked the Tel Aviv suburb of Givatayim, reports say.

The Magen David Adom paramedic service said the blast took place on Sunday and two men were injured and a third received serious wounds, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The blast is believed to be of a criminal nature, authorities said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.

A photo published on Twitter shows emergency workers investigating the exploded vehicle in Tel Aviv, April 26, 2015.

The blast occurred just a day after four Israeli police officers were injured after being struck by a car in East Jerusalem (al-Quds).

The incidents come amid tensions following the killing of a Palestinian teenager at a checkpoint set up by the Israeli military in the area. Several Palestinians were wounded during the clashes that erupted in East al-Quds.

According to reports, Israeli forces shot dead the 16-year-old Palestinian boy on Friday night, while he was walking toward the al-Zaim checkpoint with his family, claiming that he intended to stab an Israeli officer.

Also on Saturday, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), making a similar claim that he had stabbed a border policeman.

Israeli forces were reportedly preventing Palestinians from entering the area of the Ibrahimi Mosque, known as the Cave of the Patriarchs, in al-Khalil at the time the incident took place.

By Press TV