Palestinian rocket crews in Gaza fired a barrage of long-range projectiles towards Israel’s nuclear facilities in Dimona, and nearby town Yeruham.
“A few minutes ago, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired 3 rockets at Dimona. 2 fell in open areas; Iron Dome intercepted the other,” the Israeli army said in a Tweet shortly before 20:00 IST.
There are no reports of injury or damage in the first-ever strike of its kind at the remote desert facility 72 km (44 miles) away from the coastal enclave.
Hamas officials told news media that they were aiming to hit the core structure.