Yesterday, rockets were fired at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.  Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system prevented them from hitting their targets – this time.  Maybe next time Iron Dome won’t be as successful.

Here, from an Associated Press article, is the latest on that attack, and on Israel’s retaliation:

 Israeli warplanes on Friday struck some 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv. Rocket fire persisted into the morning, setting the stage for additional possible reprisals.

The army said that its targets had included an office complex in Gaza City used to plan and command Hamas militant activities, an underground complex that served as Hamas’ main rocket-manufacturing site, and a center used for Hamas drone development.

In Gaza, health officials reported four people wounded, including a husband and wife in the southern town of Rafah. There were no further details. The office building struck by Israel had been used by Hamas’ office of prisoner affairs.

As you can see, Israel, in retaliation, hit many Gaza targets with, apparently, special care not to hit civilian targets (even Gaza officials, who routinely lie about casualty counts, could not come up more than four injuries – no deaths).

Is this latest incident now over, or will the attacks on both sides escalate?  This could go either way.

More as it happens.


  • response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv.

    I wonder if the AP used the word rare when reporting on the shooting in NZ??? I wonder if they ever use the word rare in other similar circumstances, my bet would be they don’t.

    • I thought about making mention of that in the blog, but declined on the grounds that it really has been several years. But, in reality, the rarity of attacks on Israel has nothing to do with time, only with when hamas accumulates enough rockets to start launching them.

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