Israel hits back at Palestinian militant sites in Gaza after the rocket attack on Tel Aviv.
The rocket fire, which did not cause damage or injuries, was the first to target the Israeli city since 2014.Four people were wounded in the strikes on Gaza. Israel’s military said a headquarters of the militant group Hamas was among the targets.
Air raid sirens sounded across Tel Aviv metropolitan area on Thursday night for the first time since a 2014 war between Israel and militants in Gaza.
An explosion was heard in the city centre. At first it was believed to have been from a rocket being shot down, but the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said no rockets were intercepted and that it assumed they had landed in open areas. Whereas, the militant group Hamas denied their role behind the rocket fire on Israel’s Tel Aviv.Gaza’s health ministry said four people were injured including a man and a woman whose house in the southern town of Rafah was hit.
Hamas insisted on Twitter that its armed wing was “not responsible”, while the Hamas-run interior ministry in Gaza said the rocket fire went “against the national consensus” and vowed to take measures against the perpetrators.Hamas added that the rockets had been launched during a meeting with Egyptian mediators attempting to broker a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas.