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(generated from captions) Now to breaking news in Israel. Just a short time ago, in the city of Tel Aviv. there was an explosion suicide bomber The suspected Palestinian according to Israeli media. has killed at least six people, Dozens more have been wounded. Matt Brown is in Tel Aviv The ABC's Middle East correspondent from the scene of the bombing. and he joins us now Matt, what can you tell us? Matt,

What have you learnt since you've

arrived there? Tony, it's a little

difficult for me to hear you, but

the moment I'm down at the scene of difficult for me to hear you, but at

the bomb site. Emergency workers

are still clearing up small body

parts. A body has been taken past

me in a plastic bag. Heavily-armed

military place have cordoned off

area. This was a large eplotion military place have cordoned off the

even though it occurred at the

entrance to a falafel shop. Car

windows and panels of the cars

outside the shop have been

and buckled. There's blood and outside the shop have been shattered

flesh splattered on their roofs.

This is actually the second time

that this shop has been hit in the

past few months and while I've been

standing here, bystanders have been

watching the acing Israeli PM Ehud

Olmert making an address to the

issue. He says he and the Defence

Minister will consider Israel's

response to this attack. Matt, in

considering that, and I'm hoping

can hear me, in considering that considering that, and I'm hoping you

President Mahmoud Abbas has

condemned the attack, but a

spokesman for Hamas has said, "This

is an act of self-defence," he's

defended the attack. Tony again

difficult for me to hear. I'm defended the attack. Tony again it's

sorry. But Hamas has consistently

refused to renounce violence

Israel. It faces growing refused to renounce violence against

international isolation because of

that uncompromising stance, even

though Hamas itself has not

a major attack against Israel in a though Hamas itself has not launched

very long time. So on the one hand

they need to assuage the concerns

the international community and try they need to assuage the concerns of

and bring in desperately needed

foreign aid by saying that they are

interested in talking about peace,

but they will not give up on their

platform, which is the destruction

of Israel. And they will not

condemn violence like this. So

is going to put them further in the condemn violence like this. So this

vice, if you like. They will not

draw back from their position that

this is the sort of legitimate

activity of a resistance moment

against a much more powerful foe

yet, their people are being against a much more powerful foe and

more and more each day as fund are yet, their people are being squeezed

withheld from the Palestinian

Authority. Well Matt, news just in

is that Islamic Jihad has

released a video of a suicide is that Islamic Jihad has reportedly

preparing for this attack. They're released a video of a suicide bomber

now claiming it's their

responsibility. I don't know if

can hear me. If you can, what responsibility. I don't know if you

effect do you believe that will

have? I think you mentioned the

Islamic Jihad. The Islamic Jihad

often will release a video of the

nature of the video that's been

released after this bombing. It's

an important part of their

propaganda campaign, to claim

responsibility and to demonstrate

their audience through the responsibility and to demonstrate to

Palestinian community that they are

potent and remain committed.

Islamic Jihad has been responsible

for many of the previous suicide

bombings, especially the most

ones, when Hamas moved out of the bombings, especially the most recent

picture and was maintaining a

of calm, Islamic Jihad essentially picture and was maintaining a period

maintained its right to launch this

kind of an attack was equivocal at

best, about a recieves that most of

the Palestinian militant groups

agreed to last year. Most notably

in terms of this attack Islamic

Jihad has been behind missile

launchers, not creating a great

of damage. Although sometimes some launchers, not creating a great deal

people are killed on the Israeli

side, but in response the Israeli

military has pounded the Gaza Strip

with a continuous bar annual of

various intensity, but at times 900

shells over a weekend and Islamic

Jihad has said that they will

respond with force to that barrage.

Matt Brown, we will leave you there.

That's Matt Brown from the scene