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

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

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

An Israeli military spokesman cited by Reuters said the incident was under investigation.

At 9:05 PM the rocket alert went off in the Gush Dan / Tel Aviv region.

The press service of the Israel Defence Forces confirmed that the sirens had sounded for the first time since summer 2014.

The Israeli military says air raid warning sirens were triggered in Tel Aviv around 3:10 p.m. EST.

The IDF said Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted one of the rockets and another landed in an open area - usually a reference to the Mediterranean Sea.

There were no reports of damage or casualties, the Israeli army said, and no group in Gaza immediately claimed the attack.

As tensions have risen in Gaza over Israel's lethal response to weekly protests at the frontier during the past year, militants in the enclave have fired hundreds of projectiles into surrounding areas, although not as far north as Tel Aviv.

Local media reports Hamas is rapidly evacuating military posts across the Gaza Strip in anticipation of incoming Israeli airstrikes.

The IDF had previously made public intelligence about an alleged new Hezbollah-affiliated terror cell operating in Syria's Golan Heights.

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