Tel Aviv Targeted in Apparent Gaza Rocket Attack

Air raid sirens sparked panic in Tel Aviv late Thursday as the Israeli military said two rockets were apparently fired at the city from the Gaza Strip. Anonymous Israeli military officials were quoted on a local TV station saying the rockets were “Iranian-made Fajr rockets.” One of them reportedly landed in an uninhabited area and there were no reports of injuries. According to the AP, there has been no claim of responsibility in Gaza—but if Gaza did launch the rockets, it would mark the first time Tel Aviv has been targeted by rocket fire since 2014. Later in the evening, Israeli military warplanes could reportedly be heard flying over Gaza City after they started “attacking sites” in Gaza—including the town Khan Younis, about 15 miles south of Gaza City. The military said they were targeting “terror sites,” and Palestinian media said a “Hamas naval base” was hit. The AP reports that there were no immediate reports of injuries.