Rockets fired by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at Israeli civilians in southern Israel

BREAKING: Rockets were fired by Muslim terrorists in Gaza towards southern Israel.

Code Red rocket alert sirens sounded in the city of Sderot and the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council.

Three rockets launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza were intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system.

Overnight, Israeli fighter jets carried out retaliatory strikes targeting Hamas terror infrastructure in Gaza after two rockets launched by Muslim terrorists hit open areas in central Israel.

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Sirens sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council, Sha’ar HaNegev and Sdot Negev Regional Councils. According to initial reports, a rocket launched from Gaza exploded in an open area causing no injuries and no damage.

Code red sirens sounded in central Israeli cities Thursday night for the first time since 2014.

“We can confirm that the rockets fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv earlier tonight were launched by the Hamas terrorist organization”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.

Thousands of Gazans took the streets today in the Jabaliya neighborhood to protest the economic situation.  Another anti-Hamas rally spontaneously began in Dier Al Balah.

According to eyewitnesses and videos posted online, Hamas security forces opened fire, attacked hundreds of demonstrators, brutally beating them up and arresting several of them.

Security experts in Israel speculated that the domestic disturbances could lead the terror group to strike Israel as a diversion.