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9 rockets fired at border towns; IDF assesses Tel Aviv rocket attack was mistake
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Mar 15, 2019 4:36 AM 1+ week ago

Screen capture from video showing the Tel Aviv skyline on March 14 as rocket warning sirens blare after the launch of two rockets from the Gaza Strip (IDF)

The growing assumption among Israeli army officials is that Thursday's rockets were fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv by mistake, a defense official said Friday.

In response to the two rockets fired at Tel Aviv, which did not hit residential areas and caused no direct injury, Israeli war planes hit over 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday-Friday. Israel holds Hamas, the Islamist terror group that rules the Strip, responsible for any attacks emanating from the coastal enclave.

Warning sirens went off three times during the night in Israeli border communities near Gaza and once more on Friday morning, with Palestinians firing nine rockets at Israel.

The army said six were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense system and one failed to clear the border. A further two rockets apparently fell in ...

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