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Car explosion kills Israeli crime boss

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A car driven by a known crime boss exploded in north Tel Aviv, killing the driver.

Yaakov Alperon was returning from a court hearing for his son Monday when the explosion occurred, according to reports. The Alperon family is reported to be in a feud with the Abergil crime family, the Jerusalem Post reported.

A boy, 13, who was waiting for a bus nearby, was injured in the blast. A man driving behind the exploded car was also injured.

Bystanders at first thought the blast was a terrorist attack.
 

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