A body of a woman was found inside one of two vehicles that went up in flames on Sunday in Jawarish, a neighborhood in Ramle.
A 27-year-old mother and her 2-year-old infant were lightly injured in the fires and were rushed to Shamir Medical Center in Tzrifin for treatment.
The woman killed in the blast is currently unidentified. The woman is the 123rd victim of violence and crime in the Arab sector in 2021, Israeli NGO Abraham Initiatives stated.
The flames broke out following a large blast that was heard in the parking lot where the vehicles were parked.
Israel Fire and Rescue Services firefighters are working to extinguish the flames that have broken out near an apartment building in the neighborhood, posing a suffocation risk to those living nearby.
Israel Police have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the blast, with some considering the incident to be a potential assassination attempt in the mixed Arab-Israeli city.
"The Israeli public is turning into a violent one - first and foremost towards women," Hagit Pe'er, CEO of Na'amat said following the killing of a woman in the Ramle incident.
"While the circumstances of this particular incident are still unknown, women are the first to experience the consequences of the rise in violent incidents across the country."
This is a developing story.