Originally posted on National Post | News:

REUTERS/Nir Elias

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A bomb ripped through an Israeli bus near the nation’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding at least 10 people, Israeli officials said.

After the explosion, Hamas announced the attack over loudspeakers in mosques across Gaza, according to the BBC, saying it was able to carry out the bombing despite heightened security.

REUTERS/Nir Elias

Celebratory gunfire rang out in Gaza City when local radio stations reported news of the Tel Aviv explosion.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri praised the bombing, but stopped short of claiming responsibility.

“Hamas blesses the attack in Tel Aviv and sees it as a natural response to the Israeli massacres…in Gaza,” he told Reuters.

“Palestinian factions will resort to all means in order to protect our Palestinian civilians in the absence of a world effort to stop the Israeli aggression,”…

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