Rockets fired at Tel Aviv stopped by Israel's Iron Dome

Elias Hubbard
March 14, 2019

Israeli news media reported on rocket sirens blasting across Tel Aviv as well as the satellite cities of Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Bat Yam, Holon, Azor and Rishon Letzion.

The newspaper said the Iron Dome defense system was activated and intercepted the missiles.

No injuries were reported.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility in the enclave, where its dominant Hamas group has been engaged in talks with Egypt on a long-term ceasefire with Israel.

Immediately after the IDF confirmation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would convene the security cabinet in the military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

The Israeli military says air raid warning sirens were triggered in Tel Aviv around 3:10 p.m. EST. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group is thought to be behind the attack, said sources in the Gaza Strip. It would be the first time that Tel Aviv has been targeted by rocket fire since a 2014 war against Gaza militants.

Palestinians have staged weekly protests near the border with Israel as part of the Great March of Return protests.

Thursday's incident comes weeks before Israel prepares to hold parliamentary elections on April 9.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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