A man was moderately wounded in an explosion in his car in Kiryat Gat, Lachish
subdistrict police said Thursday evening.
Police would not divulge the
identity of the victim, but said that the incident was criminally
The victim managed to flee the car on his own and was taken to
Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, where he was listed in moderate condition, police
His condition has since improved, and he has regained
Police said they were still in the initial investigation
of the blast, which took place on Malchei Yisrael street in the city, and would
not say if it was caused by a bomb, a grenade or some other device.
explosion is the third underworld blast in the Lachish subdistrict since
October. The past two left one man dead and two men seriously
All three victims were associates of mobster Shalom Domrani’s
organization, which is based in Ashkelon but has interests across southern and
central Israel, including in Kiryat Gat.
Domrani’s organization is
currently involved in a blood feud with former top lieutenant Benny Shlomo, who
is based out of Moshav Heletz, near Kiryat Gat and not far from Domrani’s home
in Moshav Otzem.
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