Israel blames Hamas for Tel Aviv rocket attack, strikes 100 targets in Gaza

March 15, 2019


Jerusalem (CNN)Israel says it has struck about one hundred Hamas military targets in Gaza, in retaliation for two rockets launched at Tel Aviv Thursday night.

The targeting of Israel’s main metropolitan area by Gaza militants Thursday evening represented the first attempted attack on the city since Israel and Hamas fought a major war in the summer of 2014.

Both rockets landed in open ground and there were no fatalities.

In response, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said fighter jets, attack helicopters and other aircraft struck a range of Hamas targets, including an underground rocket factory, a training facility, and a logistics headquarters.

There were no reports of any fatalities from the strikes on Gaza.

In response, Gaza militants fired nine smaller-range rockets toward Israel, the IDF says.

Six of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system, the IDF said, and there are no reports of any fatalities.

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