An explosion occurred in a car on Keren Kayemet LeIsrael Street in Ness Ziona this morning (Wednesday).
The 57-year-old driver is in moderate condition with injuries to his limbs, and was treated by MDA medics and paramedics who later evacuated him for further treatment at Kaplan Medical Center. Firefighters arrived on the scene and extinguished the burning car. Children, but as far as is known they were not harmed by the explosion.
Daniel Kahalani, a paramedic who arrived at the scene on an MDA motorcycle, said: "The wounded man was lying in the yard of one of the buildings, near the scene of the incident, while he was conscious and suffering from limb injuries.
"We provided him with primary medical care in the area, which included stopping bleeding, bandages and providing medication, we put him in an intensive care unit and evacuated him to the hospital when his condition was stable."
The car after the explosion, photo: MDA operational documentation
Police have begun investigating the circumstances of the explosion, and Rehovot police officers along with a police sapper and forensic investigators are conducting scans and collecting findings to examine the background and circumstances, to find out if anyone is harmed or if it was a mistake in identification.
Preliminary specifications obtained show that the driver is a resident of Rehovot, with no criminal record, and that the explosion occurred after he started his vehicle.
Meanwhile, an investigation was opened last night in the Ayalon district of the police, with a report of an explosion of a pipe bomb in the stairwell of a residential building on Yitzhak Nissim Street in Holon.
No injuries were reported.
The explosion damaged the building, and the police estimate that the background to the incident is criminal because a person known to be involved in several criminal disputes lives nearby.
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