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Israel launches Gaza strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

15 March 2019

In the Gaza Strip on Friday, Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas facilities. Hours after two rockets were launched from the Palestinian enclave at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since a 2014 war. Witnesses said powerful explosions from the air strikes rocked buildings in Gaza and lit the skies over targeted sites. The Israeli military said it was targeting terror sites in Gaza.

There was no immediate word of casualties in the air strikes that hit four buildings used by the dominant Islamist group's security forces, and which had been evacuated as a precaution.