Air raid sirens in Tel Aviv after apparent Gaza rocket attack

Associated Press

TEL AVIV, Israel (March 14, 2019) — Air raid sirens wailed late Thursday throughout Tel Aviv, Israel's densely populated commercial capital, after an apparent rocket attack from terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military said "it appears" that two rockets were launched from Gaza. It would be the first time that Tel Aviv has been targeted by rocket fire since a 2014 war against Gaza terrorists.

Israel's Channel 10 news, citing anonymous military officials, said the rockets were Iranian-made Fajr rockets. It said one of the rockets landed in an uninhabited area, and that there were no reports of injuries.

In Gaza, there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Gaza is controlled by Hamas, an Islamic terrorist group that seeks Israel's destruction. The territory is home to other terrorist groups, including Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed armed organization that also has a formidable rocket arsenal.

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