DEVELOPING STORY: Sirens are sounding across Israel as dozens of missiles exploded in the southern and central parts of the country.
Video posted below shows the aftermath of a rocket attack on a residential building. A number of vehicles can be seen burning and explosions can be heard in the distance. Click here to sign up for Todd’s America First newsletter for original stories and breaking news.
From the Associated Press:
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have launched dozens of rockets toward Israel, setting off air raid sirens across the country. The sound of outgoing rockets whooshing through the air could be heard in Gaza.AP
There are reports of direct hits on Israeli homes in Tel Aviv and Ashkelon, and possibly casualties, according to some social media accounts.
The Jerusalem Post reports that incoming rockets were reported in southern areas surrounding Gaza, Negev regions, and in the greater Tel Aviv area early on Saturday. Explosions could be heard in cities around Tel Aviv and outside Jerusalem.
Israeli Defense Forces released a statement:
“In the last half hour, rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel territory. The public in southern and central Israel are urged to stay near protected areas and follow the instructions of the Home Front Command.”
A rocket fired from Gaza has struck a residential area in Israel. pic.twitter.com/mHODxDVCHu— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) October 7, 2023
A surprise attack from Gaza against Israeli cities in southern and central Israel occurring now. pic.twitter.com/ygDQvU4iSv— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) October 7, 2023
A barrage of rockets fired at southern Israel a short time ago. pic.twitter.com/sjCV8ptLcT— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) October 7, 2023
Heavy Rockets Attack on Southern & Central Israel: Preliminary Report— Adam Albilya – אדם אלביליה (@AdamAlbilya) October 7, 2023
Gazan Rockets barrages raining right now all over the south & center Israel; There are reports of direct hits on Israeli homes in Tel Aviv and Ashkelon, and possibly casualties.
I myself woke up from the… pic.twitter.com/b1gA7VbYYa