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Two More Rockets Intercepted Over Tel Aviv

Second rocket attack in two hours targets central Israel. Iron Dome intercepts two rockets.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 7/11/2014, 9:09 PM

Two more rockets were fired from Gaza towards the Gush Dan region of central Israel shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening.

The rockets set off sirens in Tel Aviv, Holon and Bat Yam. The two rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. There were no physical injuries or damages.

The latest attack came just two hours after a rocket from Gaza was intercepted by Iron Dome over the same region.

The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the earlier attack, saying in a statement that it purposely fired the rocket while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was giving a speech about Operation Protective Edge, in order to harm the Prime Minister and his staff.

Gaza terrorists have continued to increase the rate of fire towards Israeli civilian population centers, with sirens being sounded as far north as Haifa on Thursday night, making it the first time since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)