Israeli authorities say a long-range rocket launched from the Gaza Strip has struck an area near Tel Aviv in central Israel, wounding seven people in the first such incident since the 2014 war in the Gaza Strip.
The incident took place in Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv, in the early morning of March 25. The attack came a day after Israeli warplanes bombed the besieged enclave ahead of the anniversary of Gaza fence protests at the weekend.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) March 25, 2019
According to the Israeli miltiary, the rocket launch was made from a Hamas military base in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
1/ WATCH: Explosives hurled tonight during Gaza riots near Israel’s border fence… pic.twitter.com/94xBSS5a7Z
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) March 24, 2019
2/ HEAR: The sound of explosions heard by Israeli families who live minutes from the Gaza border.
We struck 2 Hamas posts in response. pic.twitter.com/0BeD9iPtwy
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) 24 March 2019
A Egyptian delegation of negotiatros was reportedly sent to the Gaza Strip in order to de-escalate the sitaution. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he will soon return to Israel suspending his trip to the US.
Israeli troops and battle tanks are moving to the contact line with the Gaza Strip.
The situation is developing.
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