Air Raid Siren Sounded in Jerusalem/ Rockets Strike near Tel Aviv
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Date Posted: 2012-11-16 15:11:16
A short while after a rocket alert siren sounded in Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon, sirens were also heard in the Jerusalem area late in the afternoon, yet as of now no details have been released on whether or not a rocket fell in the Jerusalem area.
According to Channel 2, Hamas claimed to have shot "an improved Kassam" rocket towards Jerusalem.
UPDATE: Israeli news sources Ynet and Walla are both confirming that a rocket has fallen in "the Jerusalem area."
Meanwhile, residents in Tel Aviv reported hearing a loud blast a short time after the sirens were sounded.
Security services are searching for the impact site. According to initial reports, at least one rocket hit an open area in the Gush Dan region.
No injuries have been reported.
Hamas has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The city of Tel Aviv has decided to open its bomb shelters. City workers are going from shelter to shelter to open the doors in case of further attacks.
The cities of Be'er Sheva, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Ofakim repeatedly came under attack Friday. The Iron Dome defense system shot down several rockets.
One rocket hit and demolished a home in a community near Gaza, but did not cause injury as the residents were not at home.
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