Bus Explodes in Tel Aviv

    Israeli police officers examine a blown up bus at the site of a bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. A bomb ripped through an Israeli bus near the nation's military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding at several people, Israeli officials said. The blast came amid a weeklong Israeli offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Oded Balilty / AP Photo

    At least 22 people were wounded on Wednesday when a bus exploded in Tel Aviv in what Israeli officials immediately denounced as a “terrorist attack.” An Israeli who witnessed the attack told Army Radio that the bus was “completely charred.” The explosion reportedly occurred near the Israeli Defense building. Celebratory gunfire was reportedly heard in Gaza after news of the explosion. In Gaza at least 26 more Palestinians were killed on Wednesday, bringing the death toll of Palestinians up to 138 since the violence began. Five Israelis have died, including two killed by rockets on Wednesday.

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