TEL AVIV, Israel — Air raid sirens wailed late Thursday throughout Tel Aviv, Israel’s densely populated commercial capital, after an apparent rocket attack from the Gaza Strip.


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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 militants.

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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.

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In Gaza, there was no immediate claim of responsibility.


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


Apparent rocket attack from Gaza prompts air raid sirens in Tel Aviv

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