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Rocket sirens sounded in Tel Aviv after 2 rockets fired from Gaza

Rocket sirens sounded in Tel Aviv after 2 rockets fired from Gaza

Israeli news media reported on rocket sirens blasting across Tel Aviv as well as the satellite cities of Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Bat Yam, Holon, Azor and Rishon Letzion.

After air raid sirens howled throughout Tel Aviv and surrounding towns, Reuters journalists heard several explosions in Israel's coastal conurbation.

No damage or injuries were reported.

Egyptian intelligence officials who were in the Gaza Strip left shortly after the rocket attacks. Israeli media said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was convening senior military and security officers to evaluate the situation.

In Gaza, there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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Accordging to AFP, an Israeli military spokesman told local reporters that no interceptions were made by Iron Dome aerial defence systems. The territory is home to other militant groups, including Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed armed organization that also has a formidable rocket arsenal.

While Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group reportedly took credit for the strike on Thursday evening, according to sources in the Strip cited by Ynet.

Hamas has cleared out its positions in Gaza, in expectation of the attack. The Hamas administration vowed to "take measures" against those behind the salvo, which it described as violating the "factional and national consensus" governing Gaza.

Tensions have been high for the past year along the Israel-Gaza frontier since Palestinians began violent protests near Israel's border fence that have often drawn a lethal response from the Israeli military.

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