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Massive Gaza rocket barrage targets Tel Aviv, central Israel – breaking

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A massive barrage of rockets targeted Tel Aviv and central Israel for the first time in months. The rockets were fired from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. 

The IDF confirmed on Sunday that eight projectiles were identified crossing the Rafah area into Israeli territory. A number of the projectiles were intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array, the IDF announced. 

תיעוד: רסיס רקטה נפל בהרצליה(אורלי אלקלעי) pic.twitter.com/Vf99CBkG5m

— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) May 26, 2024

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, with the al-Qassm Brigade, Hamas’s military wing, claiming that they fired the barrage in response to ongoing IDF operations in the Gaza Strip.

BREAKING: At least 12 rockets fired from #Gaza towards central #Israel. No reports of physical injuries or damage so far. pic.twitter.com/xYW0Ouxpx6

— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) May 26, 2024

As a result of the rocket fire, loud booms were heard across Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Herzliya, and Ramat Hasharon. 

Graphic of the recent rocket barrage by Hamas into Tel Aviv and central Israel, May 26, 2024 (credit: FLASH90)

The rockets were fired from launchers located hundreds of meters from IDF soldiers in the Gaza Strip, Army Radio noted. 

Rescue forces are looking into reports of a rocket landing in the Tel Aviv area. Both MDA and Israel Police said there have not been any reported injuries yet.

Shrapnel hit a parked car in Herzliya. MDA also announced that one person was slightly injured by shrapnel in Herzliya, Israeli media reported. 

תיעוד: נפילה בשטח פתוח בקיבוץ יקום בשרון@galdjerassi pic.twitter.com/a44N4pRGg6

— גלצ (@GLZRadio) May 26, 2024

Other rocket attacks on Sunday 

The barrage towards central Israel follows earlier anti-tank missiles launched towards Margaliot and Menara in northern Israel from Lebanese territory, with one missile falling in an open area, Israeli media reported.

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