Hamas fired some 20 rockets into Israel today – at least one rocket hit the Tel Aviv metro area.
— Léonore Jaury (@leonorejaury) August 19, 2014
YNet News reported:
Some 20 rockets fired in 20 minutes; Hamas claims responsibility for fire of M-75 and Fajr-5 rockets at central Israel, at least one of them intercepted.
A heavy barrage of rockets was fired at Israel on Tuesday night, ar around 10:40pm. Loud explosions were heard in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, while Code Red sirens blared throughout southern and central Israel.
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Some 20 rockets were fired in 20 minutes from Gaza at Israel. Among them, 2 hit open areas in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, and 2 more in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council. Five hit open areas in the Be’er Sheva area and at least one was intercepted by Iron Dome over central Israel and another fell in an open area.
Hamas’ armed wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the fire at central Israel, saying they fired M-75 and Fajr-5 missiles at the Tel Aviv area and a G80 rocket towards Ben Gurion International Airport.
Sirens were just heard across central Israel. A rocket hit in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. Updates to follow
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 19, 2014