Daily Israel Report

Two Rockets Intercepted Over Gush Dan

Hamas boasts of 'barrage on Ben-Gurion airport', despite no hits or damage - minutes before Security Cabinet meets on ceasefire.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 7/25/2014, 12:31 PM

The Iron Dome intercepts a Hamas-fired missile
The Iron Dome intercepts a Hamas-fired missile
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Hamas fired a salvo of rockets at the Gush Dan and Tel Aviv areas Friday, boasting they were "targeting Ben-Gurion airport" after a priod of relative quiet.

Sirens sounded at 11:46 am throughout the Gush Dan and Coastal (Shfela) areas; two rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. 

No further hits, injuries, or damage were reported. 

"At 11:45 am (0845 GMT), the Qassam Brigades bombarded Ben Gurion airport with three M75 rockets," Hamas's so-called "military wing," the Al-Qassam Brigades, boasted in a statement Friday afternoon. 

Hamas's strike comes shortly after US and European bans were lifted on flights to Israel, after a rocket slammed into the nearby community of Yehud earlier this week. 

The salvo was also fired minutes before the Political-Security Cabinet was set to discuss a US-mediated ceasefire, although there has been no indication thus far that Israel would agree to such a deal.