The No, 142 bus after hit by an explosion in central Tel Aviv on November 21, 2012.
The No. 142 bus after hit by an explosion in central Tel Aviv on November 21, 2012. Photo by Reuters
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A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding at least 21 people. One of the casualties was in serious condition, one sustained light-to-moderate injuries, and the rest were lightly wounded.

Israel bombed the Yarmouk sports stadium in Gaza City on Wednesday, causing casualties and damage. According to initial Palestinian reports, at least two people were wounded.

The White House condemned the deadly bus bombing in Tel Aviv on Wednesday and said it would help Israel catch those responsible. "The United States will stand with our Israeli allies, and provide whatever assistance is necessary to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of this attack," White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

Iran has supplied Hamas in Gaza with the technology to "quickly" produce longer-range missiles on their own without needing direct shipments, said a report Wednesday that quoted the head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard.

Missile attacks in the south and center have upset plans by several companies and institutions that were counting on foreign experts and commercial representatives who are here on long-term contracts.

Netanyahu understands that not much remains of the euphoria of the first day of the operation. Pillar of Defense, which initially looked like Netanyahu's version of the assassination of Osama bin Laden, will in all probability end as the sequel to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Operation Cast Lead, launched in Gaza at the end of 2008.

India secretly executed the lone survivor of a Pakistan-based militant squad, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab on Wednesday for his role in the 2008 Mumbai massacre. A senior commander of the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-a-Taiba called Kasab a "hero" who will inspire more attacks. "To die like Kasab is the dream of every fighter," said the commander.

A bomb that exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding at least 21 people in the first terrorist attack in Tel Aviv since April 2006. Here is a timeline of recent attacks on Israelis.