Photo: Shaul Golan
Nissim Alperon
Photo: Shaul Golan
Crime boss Nissim Alperon escapes hit
Explosives planted under reputed underworld figure's car leave one man lightly injured; Alperon walks away unscathed

Reputed underworld figure Nissim Alperon, 57, escaped yet another attempt on his life Wednesday, as an explosive planted under his car left him unscathed.


One man, 50, was lightly injured in the explosion, which took place on Rashi Street in Ramat Gan.


ניסיון חיסול בצהרי היום. רכבו של אלפרון אחרי הפיצוץ

Scene of the blast


Police and Magen David Adom emergency services were dispatched to the scene. The identity of the injured man remains unknown.


Police Major-General Albert Ohayon arrived at the scene and tasked the investigation to the Tel Aviv District Police's central unit.


Eyewitnesses told Ynet of a massive explosion "that rocked everything around."


Alperon has survived eight assassination attempts, the last two taking place in 2003.


Eli Senyor contributed to this report



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