A suicide bomber has struck a shopping centre in the Israeli coastal resort of Netanya.
Israeli emergency services were quick to arrive at the scene.
The bomber detonated his explosives just outside the shopping centre, apparently before he could be searched by security guards.
Witnesses said the sound of the blast, which shattered windows in the mall and surrounding buildings, was deafening.
The bombing has been condemned by the Israeli government, the Palestinian Authority and the US.
Police are examining the scene for evidence.