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1 rocket lands in Israel, another intercepted

1 rocket lands in Israel, another intercepted

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said on Wednesday, after air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv for the first time since summer of 2014, that it had registered launches of two rockets from the Gaza Strip.

This reporter, based on the northern Tel Aviv coastline, heard one large blast following the rocket siren.

The newspaper said the Iron Dome defense system was activated and intercepted the missiles.

Israel's Channel 10 news said Thursday, citing anonymous military officials, that one of the rockets landed in an uninhabited area, and that there were no reports of injuries.

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PM Netanyahu is on his way to the Kirya (IDF Central Command) in Tel Aviv to meet with the IDF Chief of Staff.

While no group claimed responsibility for the attack, Israeli Education Minister and member of security cabinet Naftali Bennett told RT he believes Hamas bears responsibility for the incident anyway.

"The two Fajr-5 rockets were fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza, the second strongest group in the coastal enclave after Hamas".

A statement by the Hamas armed wing said it was "not responsible for the firing of the rockets tonight towards the enemy". Bomb shelters were opened across the city in response to the attack. The Hamas administration vowed to "take measures" against those behind the salvo, which it described as violating the "factional and national consensus" governing Gaza. "It's time to defeat Hamas, it's time to demilitarize the Gaza Strip", he said.