Rocket Sirens Wail in Tel Aviv Amid Reports of Explosion

Air Raid Warning Sirens Go Off In Tel Aviv After Apparent Gaza Rocket Attack

Militants in Gaza have fired two rockets towards Tel Aviv, the first such attack since the war between Israel and Hamas in 2014.

The IDF said Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted one of the rockets and another landed in an open area - usually a reference to the Mediterranean Sea.

Immediately after the IDF confirmation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would convene the security cabinet in the military headquarters in Tel Aviv. Israel's military has responded with widespread airstrikes.

The attacks came as Gaza rulers Hamas sought to contain riots by Palestinians in the coastal enclave and security experts in Israel speculated that the domestic disturbances could lead the terror group to strike Israel as a diversion.

Air Raid Warning Sirens Go Off In Tel Aviv After Apparent Gaza Rocket Attack

Hamas denied involvement for the rocket salvo, which it said took place as its leaders met Egyptian delegates about efforts to secure a long-term ceasefire with Israel. The territory is home to other militant groups, including Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed armed organization that also has a formidable rocket arsenal. "It is responsible for what happens within the Strip and what emanates from it".

"The Hamas organization is the main organization in the Strip", chief military spokesman Brigadier-General Ronen Manelis told Israel Radio, according to the Reuters news agency.

Since the protests began, one Israeli soldier was shot dead by a Palestinian sniper along the frontier and another was killed during an undercover raid into Gaza.

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