Israel raided about 100 targets in Gaza

The Israeli army announced that it carried out at dawn on Friday, about 100 raids on sites of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, in response to the launch of two missiles from the Gaza Strip towards Tel Aviv.


The Israeli army said in a statement that "Israeli warplanes, attack helicopters and aircraft attacked at the night of Friday about 100 targets of Hamas in the Gaza Strip," according to the Associated Press.

The army said that two rockets fired Thursday night from Gaza on the Tel Aviv area, denying the victims or damage.

The army denied the State Department's account, which said the anti-missile system had destroyed one of the missiles.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry published a videotape that said it showed the destroying one of the rockets "over the Tel Aviv area." The tape also showed two missiles flying in the air over high buildings with sirens heard.

The army said, "the warning systems worked normally, and the air defense systems did not intercept any missiles."

"It seems that one of the rockets landed in the sea, and the other fell somewhere, but not in Tel Aviv," Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said.

Tel Aviv is 70 kilometers north of the Gaza Strip. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have denied responsibility for the rockets. This comes about three weeks before the Israeli elections.

The agency believes that the late-night attack on Tel Aviv was a major escalation, and this was the first time that the city has been targeted since the 2014 war between Israel and the Gaza factions.



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