Tel Aviv Residents Scramble for Cover as Rockets Fired into Country’s Economic Capital

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Nov 15 (Reuters) – The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Thursday it had fired a rocket that reportedly hit Israel’s commercial centre Tel Aviv.

The group, based in the Gaza Strip, said it had fired a Fajr 5 rocket. “We have widened the range of the battle to reach Tel Aviv and what is coming will be greater,” it said in a statement.

Minutes earlier, sirens sounded in Tel Aviv and Israel’s Army Radio reported a missile strike.

 

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