At least three people were killed and over 10 suffered injuries on late Thursday night in an explosion in a central Israeli city, Xinhua reported on Friday.
The powerful blast, which occurred at a building in Netanya city, also left dozens of people trapped.
The cause of the explosion could not be known initially.
Officials stated the possibility of a gas leak but said it was not likely that the explosion was a bomb attack.
Meanwhile, police were searching for a car and two people who were seen leaving the scene shortly after the explosion, according to the local Ynet news service.