Rockets fired from Gaza target Tel Aviv for first time since 2014

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket fire three killed

Israel Strikes Gaza Terror Sites after Rockets Fired at Tel Aviv 14 Mar 2019

Israel's Channel 10 news, citing anonymous military officials, said the rockets were Iranian-made Fajr rockets.

Despite the apparent activation of Israel's Iron Dome air defence system, the military said no rockets were shot down nor landed in any built-up areas.

The Israeli media reported ahead of the Gaza air strikes that the IDF would deliver a significant response to the rocket fire.

The usual suspects - Hamas, the Popular Resistance Committees and the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad - each denied their respective terror groups were behind the projectile attacks.

Initial reports had indicated that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group was responsible for the rocket fire.

Israel's Defense Forces confirmed on Thursday that two rockets were fired from Gaza toward the center of Israel, triggering rocket sirens in Tel Aviv.

NSW man uses mobile phone to block arrow attack
Police say the victim was taking a photo of the man, who is known to him, when he fired the ranged weapon, hitting the phone. The reports further suggest that the arrow struck the iPhone, with the arrowhead partly passing through the device.

The Tel Aviv skyline at night.

In addition to Hamas, Gaza is home to other militant groups. "They were fired as a meeting was underway between the leadership of the Hamas movement and the Egyptian security delegation over the understandings regarding the Gaza Strip".

The attack prompted several municipalities in central Israel to open their public bomb shelters.

Netanyahu, who doubles as Israel's defence minister, was conferring with military and security staff, his office said.

While no group claimed responsibility for the attack, Israeli Education Minister and member of security cabinet Naftali Bennett told RT he believes Hamas bears responsibility for the incident anyway. "The time has come to defeat Hamas once and for all", he said. Netanyahu's main rival in the April 9 elections, Benny Gantz, was head of the IDF at the time.

Tensions have been high for the past year along the Israel-Gaza frontier since Palestinians began violent protests near Israel's border fence that have often drawn a lethal response from the Israeli military.

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