The Izzaddin al-Qassam Brigades, the militant wing of the Hamas terrorist group, reported that 130 rockets were fired at Tel Aviv and its surrounding area in the latest attack. The Palestinian information portal Donia Al-Watan reports this.
The group said in a statement that the current rocket attack was “the largest” and was carried out in response to “enemy attacks” on residential buildings in Gaza.
The representative of the combat wing of the group “Abu Ubeyda said: the launch of more than a hundred missiles was carried out in just five minutes.
Ben Gurion International Airport has been evacuated. Due to the Palestinian rocket attack, The Times of Israel reports, flights are now being diverted to Cyprus.
In the city, the sirens warning of a missile attack do not stop: they have been triggered six times in the last half hour. On the videos published in social networks, the interception of missiles by the Iron Dome missile defense system is visible.
One of the rockets fired towards Tel Aviv hit a bus, the Israel Defense Forces said.
The Times of Israel reports that at least two people were killed in the shelling of Tel Aviv, and dozens were injured.
One of the rockets hit the reservoir of the Eilat-Ashkelon oil pipeline and it has been burning for several hours. Along with the rocket fire, unrest also resumed in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, where several Arab families received an eviction order by the Israeli authorities. The police are using special means to disperse the crowd, the press service of the Israeli police said.