Air raid sirens belted out in Tel Aviv and surrounding areas this evening as rockets fell around the city. These are the first air raid sirens to be heard since the Gulf War in 1991.
Ynet news reports that air raid sirens sounded in the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv known as Gush Dan and explosions were heard shortly afterwards. No causalities have been reported and it appears the rockets fell on open ground. This is the first time that Tel Aviv has been under attack in 20 years.
Earlier in the day rockets were fired from Gaza at Rishion Lezion just south of Tel Aviv - no injuries were reported.
An IDF Spokesperson said "This night is not going to be quiet and residents should listen carefully to home front guard instructions. The IDF is continuing intensive action on the Gaza Strip."
Ynet reports that Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, saying it fired Fajr-5 missiles at the coastal city.