Skip to Content Facebook Feature Image

For years, crumbs of cannabis impacted a Maryland man's life. Now he sees a clearer future

News

For years, crumbs of cannabis impacted a Maryland man's life. Now he sees a clearer future
News

News

For years, crumbs of cannabis impacted a Maryland man's life. Now he sees a clearer future

2024-06-19 06:44 Last Updated At:06:50

BALTIMORE (AP) — For years, a few crumbs of cannabis played an outsized role in shaping Shiloh Jordan’s life.

With a stroke of a pen by Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, Jordan looks forward to that being in the past for him — as well as tens of thousands of other Marylanders who have been pardoned for misdemeanor marijuana convictions.

More Images
Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, poses for a portrait in his office at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

BALTIMORE (AP) — For years, a few crumbs of cannabis played an outsized role in shaping Shiloh Jordan’s life.

Shiloh Jordan, right, who was among the people receiving a pardon for a misdemeanor marijuana conviction years ago, greets Maryland Gov. Wes Moore at a news conference in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, June 17, 2024, when Moore announced more than 175,000 pardons. Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown is center. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Shiloh Jordan, right, who was among the people receiving a pardon for a misdemeanor marijuana conviction years ago, greets Maryland Gov. Wes Moore at a news conference in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, June 17, 2024, when Moore announced more than 175,000 pardons. Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown is center. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, points to photos in his office at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore where he works, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, points to photos in his office at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore where he works, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, walks through the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore where he works, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, walks through the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore where he works, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

“I just feel like this is a big opportunity for people, you know, to not let struggles get in their way,” Jordan, 32, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after he watched the governor sign an executive order for the sweeping pardon of more than 175,000 convictions.

Jordan was in his early 20s when he was pulled over in Howard County, Maryland, for not wearing a seatbelt on his way home from work as a custodian at a nursing home. The officer said she smelled marijuana, and using a piece of tape, she found cannabis crumbs on the floor of the vehicle, Jordan said.

“She was just like, ‘Yep, you’re going to jail,’” Jordan recalled of the incident from about a dozen years ago. “I’m like what? Are you serious?”

“But that was the law back then, so she took me to jail, locked me up,” Jordan said.

He said he didn’t think much of the minor charge — until his second day at a new job when he was let go because a background check had uncovered his misdemeanor conviction. It was disheartening, and it made him think about the myriad challenges facing young people growing up in poverty, all the things that so often stand in the way of them staying on the straight and narrow, Jordan said.

“I felt defeated,” he said. “I was just trying to, you know, do the right thing.”

He ended up participating in a job readiness program and later going back to school and playing football in college. He now works as an outreach coordinator at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore, a nonprofit focused on helping families pull themselves out of poverty.

The governor’s actions this week come after President Joe Biden’s administration announced earlier this year that it will take a historic step toward easing federal restrictions on cannabis, reclassifying the drug.

Recreational cannabis was legalized in Maryland in 2023 after voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2022 with 67% of the vote. Maryland decriminalized possession of personal use amounts of cannabis on Jan. 1, 2023. Now, 24 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.

“This is about changing how both government and society view those who have been walled off from opportunity because of broken and uneven policies,” Moore, a Democrat, said during Monday’s announcement.

Advocates praised the move, both for its symbolic significance and for its potential to help remove barriers to housing, employment and other opportunities.

“It was a gargantuan step forward in recognizing the harms of the war on drugs, the racist war on drugs,” said Somil Trivedi, chief legal and advocacy director for Maryland Legal Aid. “It’s also, meaningfully, a recognition of that past and a way to move forward.”

The governor’s pardon absolves an individual from guilt of a criminal offense. But it is not an expungement that destroys the record of the offense. The Maryland Judiciary will instead make a note that the offense has been pardoned, leaving it to remain on the record. People who have been pardoned can seek expungement in court.

Jordan said he’s unfamiliar with the expungement process but plans to look into it.

On Monday, hours after Moore signed an executive order granting the pardons, the clerk of court for Baltimore said the office was committed to providing all necessary assistance for expunging the charges from people’s records.

The pardons come following statewide legislation passed in 2023 that called for simple marijuana possession convictions to be expunged from people’s records. That law goes into effect next month, but some people who received pardons may still want to apply to have their records expunged, said Meaghan McDermott, chief attorney for community lawyering at Maryland Legal Aid.

She said the combined effect of the two initiatives is significant.

In a statement, Xavier Conaway, the clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, said the governor’s action “acknowledges the importance of the fair administration of justice in removing educational, housing, and employment barriers that have long disproportionately affected the lives of many Baltimoreans.”

Maryland’s largest city had the state’s highest number of pardons — 39,865, or about 23% of the total number.

“Our office is committed and ready to provide all necessary assistance to ensure that pardoned individuals in Baltimore City can navigate the expungement process smoothly and efficiently,” Conaway said.

This story corrects the estimated number of pardons. It is more than 175,000, not 197,000.

Witte reported from Annapolis, Md.

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, poses for a portrait in his office at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, poses for a portrait in his office at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, right, who was among the people receiving a pardon for a misdemeanor marijuana conviction years ago, greets Maryland Gov. Wes Moore at a news conference in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, June 17, 2024, when Moore announced more than 175,000 pardons. Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown is center. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Shiloh Jordan, right, who was among the people receiving a pardon for a misdemeanor marijuana conviction years ago, greets Maryland Gov. Wes Moore at a news conference in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, June 17, 2024, when Moore announced more than 175,000 pardons. Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown is center. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, points to photos in his office at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore where he works, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, points to photos in his office at the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore where he works, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, walks through the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore where he works, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, walks through the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore where he works, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Shiloh Jordan, a Baltimore native whose cannabis conviction was pardoned by an executive order from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Iranian-made drone sent by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck Tel Aviv on Friday, leaving one person dead and at least 10 wounded in the group’s first lethal strike into Israel.

The aerial strike rumbled through the center of the city near the U.S. Embassy, causing shrapnel to rain down and spreading shards of glass over a large radius.

The hit in Israel’s biggest city was startling because the drone appeared to have crossed much of the country through the multilayered air defenses that have intercepted almost all of the drones and rockets that Yemen’s Houthis have been launching toward Israel since the Gaza war began. Most have failed even to reach Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat, on the Red Sea some 270 kilometers (160 miles) south of Tel Aviv.

The Israeli military said it was investigating what went wrong. Chief spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said the drone was detected by air defenses, but an “error” occurred and “there was no interception.“

“We are investigating the entire chain,” he said. Another military official blamed “human error.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

The spokesman for the Houthis, Yahya Sare’e, claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published on the social media platform X. He said it was in retaliation for the Israel-Hamas war and had hit one of the group’s many targets.

Israel’s military identified the drone as an Iranian Samad-3 upgraded to travel long distances and said it was believed to have come from Yemen.

The drone hit at around 3:10 a.m., blowing out windows and damaging cars throughout a coastal neighborhood of Tel Aviv and reverberating as far as nearby cities. The military said it had not determined if it exploded in the air or directly struck buildings.

Footage verified by the AP shows the low-flying drone arriving at Tel Aviv's shoreline and then heading into the city, moments before an explosion lights up the night sky.

In one building, the Sajiv family swept up the shattered glass of their apartment’s balcony door. Limor Sajiv said they were woken by the sound of a blast. “We had no idea what it was. I mean, we heard missiles before we heard things, this was different, really, really loud,” he said.

People thronged to the area as police helicopters hovered overhead. For many, it reaffirmed feelings of disillusionment with the military's handling of the war since October.

Yossi Nevi, a retired evacuee from Kiryat Shmona, said he was shaken awake in the hotel he lives in. Hearing it was human error, Nevi said, made him lose “all trust in the army, not that I had much after the past nine months.”

Eldad Namdar, who owns a camera store next to the intersection where the drone is believed to have exploded, said he hopes the war ends soon, but he also wants it to be concluded in a way that secures his future.

“I don’t want this to happen again in six months, I want them to finish this situation until the end,” he said.

The U.S. State Department said there was no damage to the U.S. Embassy or any of its staff members.

The Houthi strike hit hours after Israel’s military confirmed one of its airstrikes had killed a Hezbollah commander and other militants in southern Lebanon. Israel has so far not made attacks on the Houthis, allowing its allies instead to take the lead as it focuses its efforts on the war in Gaza and ongoing fighting with Hezbollah.

The attack also comes days before Netanyahu is to travel to Washington and address Congress.

The Houthis have routinely claimed responsibility for hitting targets in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Analysts and Western intelligence services have long accused Iran of arming the group, a claim that Tehran denies. In recent years, U.S. naval forces have intercepted a number of ships packed with rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and missile parts en route from Iran to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

The Houthis maintain that their attacks target ships linked to Israel, the United States or the United Kingdom. However, many have little or no connection to the war.

Friday’s drone strike on Tel Aviv could resurface fears about the war in Gaza becoming a regionwide conflagration.

Such fears run counter to renewed hopes that Israel signaling its operation underway in Rafah is nearing its finish could foster an environment more conducive to negotiations as international mediators continue to push for a cease-fire. The deal under discussion would halt fighting and free about 120 Israeli hostages held by the militant group in Gaza.

Israel remains divided over striking a deal, with some wanting the government to take the necessary steps to free the hostages and others, including far-right national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, disavowing the idea. On Thursday, Ben-Gvir visited Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site to pray for the return of Israeli hostages, he said, “without a reckless deal, without surrendering.”

Israel’s air defense system has intercepted thousands of projectiles throughout the war, including Hamas rocket fire from Gaza. But officials warn the systems are not 100% effective and appear to have struggled against small and hard-to-detect attack drones.

Like Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis are backed by Israel’s archenemy, Iran. Israel for the most part also has avoided direct confrontations with Iran throughout the war. Iran launched hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel during a single incident in April in response to Israel’s alleged assassination of a pair of Iranian generals in Syria at the time.

The war in Gaza, which was sparked by Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel, has killed more than 38,600 people, according to the territory’s Health Ministry, which does not distinguish between combatants and civilians in its count. The war has created a humanitarian catastrophe in the coastal Palestinian territory, displaced most of its 2.3 million population and triggered widespread hunger.

Hamas’ October attack killed 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and militants took about 250 hostage. About 120 remain in captivity, with about a third of them believed to be dead, according to Israeli authorities.

Metz reported from Rabat, Morocco. Ibrahim Hazboun contributed from Jerusalem, Jack Jeffery from Ramallah, West Bank, and Michael Wakin from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Find more of AP’s coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/israel-hamas-war

An Israeli firefighter investigates the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

An Israeli firefighter investigates the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man films the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man films the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man films the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man films the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

People are seen through a broken coffee shop window next to the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

People are seen through a broken coffee shop window next to the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli police investigate the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli police investigate the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

People are seen through a broken window next to the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

People are seen through a broken window next to the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli police investigate the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli police investigate the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning, leaving one dead and at least 10 injured. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man watches from his window at the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man watches from his window at the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

People are seen through a broken coffee shop window next to the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

People are seen through a broken coffee shop window next to the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv early Friday morning. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man films the scene after a deadly explosion, from his rooftop in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man films the scene after a deadly explosion, from his rooftop in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israelis gather at the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israelis gather at the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A runner stops to speak with Israeli police investigating the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A runner stops to speak with Israeli police investigating the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

People watch from their balcony as Israeli police investigate the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

People watch from their balcony as Israeli police investigate the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man eats breakfast in a cafe near the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man eats breakfast in a cafe near the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man films the scene of a deadly explosion, from his rooftop in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A man films the scene of a deadly explosion, from his rooftop in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli police investigate the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli police investigate the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Caution tape surrounds debris at the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, early Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

Caution tape surrounds debris at the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, early Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

Israeli police and first responders gather at the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, early Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

Israeli police and first responders gather at the scene of a deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, early Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

People gather at the scene of an deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, early Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

People gather at the scene of an deadly explosion in Tel Aviv, Israel, early Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

Recommended Articles