At least 20 people died and 80 were wounded -- some critically -- after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in central Tel Aviv late Sunday.
The explosions occurred during the evening rush hour at the old central bus station in the center of Tel Aviv, in the same area where a suicide bombing occurred in August. Rescue efforts were hampered by the narrow streets of Tel Aviv's older quarter where the explosion occurred.
The radical Palestinian group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attacks, which came three weeks before Israel's January 28th general election.
The last bombing in an Israeli city was on November 21st, when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in Jerusalem, killing himself and 11 passengers.