BREAKING NOW: Rockets Fired Towards Tel Aviv, Missiles Intercepted by Israeli Defenses

Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv

As the Israeli Air Force strikes their first targets in Gaza following Thursday night's rocket attack on Tel Aviv, a red alert was heard in the Eshkol Regional Council.

It was the first time there has been such an attack since the war in 2014.

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.

Militants in Palestine opposed to any deal between Israel and Hamas are believed to be behind the missile launches. Israeli warplanes could be heard roaring through the skies above Gaza City.

In an unusual step that indicated Hamas was attempting to prevent further escalation, the Hamas Interior Ministry said the rocket fire went "against the national consensus" and promised to take action against the perpetuators.

Palestinians inspect the damage of destroyed building belongs to Hamas ministry of prisoners hit by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City early Friday Friday
BREAKING NOW: Rockets Fired Towards Tel Aviv, Missiles Intercepted by Israeli Defenses

"Hamas violently suppresses its own people demonstrating against Hamas' rule & failures today and NOW fires rockets at cities in Israel". Earlier in the evening, sources said the terror group had claimed responsibility for the attacks; that report was later found to be false. "No interceptions were made by aerial defense systems". Stilln "no damage or injuries were reported", it added in a statement to reporters. Israel holds Gaza's Hamas rulers responsible for all fire out of the territory.

About 40 minutes after the alarm, traffic was flowing normally on Tel Aviv's main highway.

Hamas and PIJ told Egyptian security officials who were in the Strip to discuss a long-term truce that they were not responsible for the rockets, Al-Jazeera reported. But he said there were no special instructions and encouraged residents to stick to their daily routines. It also reported that the Egyptian delegation had left Gaza quickly after being instructed to evacuate by the IDF.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said he had ordered the city to open public air raid shelters as a protective measure.

Israeli soldiers stand near a battery of the Iron Dome defence system, created to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells. "There were reports of a number of Israelis who were treated for shock", reports The Jerusalem Post. The tensions further mounted in fall due to continued shelling and arson balloons launches from Gaza into the Israeli territory and Israeli strikes on Palestinian targets in response to these actions.

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