The IDF has confirmed that four rockets were fired into Israel on Friday morning and three were intercepted by Iron Dome.
As sirens sounded in Israel throughout the night, four additional rockets were fired into Israel and three of those were intercepted by Iron Dome. A further launch failed to clear the border.
The rockets came as the IDF carried out strikes on 100 Hamas targets throughout the night in response to the two rockets fired at Tel Aviv yesterday evening. It is the first time since 2014 that Tel Aviv has been targeted by rockets from Gaza.
Israel’s retaliatory strikes came after an urgent late night consultation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense chiefs in Tel Aviv. “Decisions were taken,” an Israeli official said without elaborating.
On Friday morning, IDF spokesperson Ronen Manelis said that over 100 Hamas targets were hit in response to the fire on Tel Aviv. Air strikes went on throughout the night.
The IDF said targets included the headquarters responsible for the planning and execution of attacks in the so-called West Bank.
In addition, an underground manufacturing site of standard-grade rockets in the Gaza Strip was also hit and a military training site that the IDF said served as Hamas’s drone enter in the south of the Gaza Strip.
We hit 100 Hamas military targets in Gaza in response to the rockets they fired at Israeli civilians. Among them:
• Underground rocket manufacturing site
• HQ responsible for orchestrating Hamas terrorism in Judea & Samaria
• Hamas center of unmanned aerial aircraft#StopHamas pic.twitter.com/Iy3DwpNpTU
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) March 15, 2019