Israeli singer's car blown up in suspected criminal hit

There were no reported injuries in the blast.

By ARIEL WHITMAN
January 10, 2017 15:34
Margalit Tzanani

Margalit Tzanani. (photo credit: EMAN/CC BY-SA 3.0. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

 
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Israeli singer Margalit Tsanani's car exploded in the central Israeli city of Azur on Tuesday. After initial investigations into the blast, police have confirmed a criminal motive in the incident.

There were no reported injuries in the blast. 


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In 2011 Tsanani pleaded guilty to extorting her talent manager, Assaf Atadegi and was sentenced to six months of community service.

At the time, police suspected that Tsanani, who was a judge in the popular singing contest TV show Kohav Nolad, had used her connections and her role on the show to give underworld figures a foothold in the entertainment industry.

Tsanani admitted to using underworld connections to threaten Atadegi and said that she was "sorry," and had learned her lesson.

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