JERUSALEM—A long-range missiles from Gaza that was aimed at Tel Aviv was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system. At around 10:30 a.m. local time, sirens sounded in Tel Aviv and at least two loud booms were heard, according to people on the ground.
The Israeli military, through Twitter, stated that their Iron Dome defense system had intercepted only one rocket, though, making it explode in the air.
Eyewitness accounts put the rockets “overhead” in the Tel Aviv area.
One Tel Aviv-based Epoch Times editor, Ben Kaminsky, was in Ramat Gan just to the east of Tel Aviv when the siren sounded. According to Kaminsky, soon after the siren sounded he heard one boom.
Media reports and firsthand accounts of the rockets were posted on Twitter within less than one minute of the alarms sounding.
Karina Steffens (@KarinaSteffens), an independent web designer and developer in Tel Aviv said on her Twitter feed:
This time, the air-raid caught me on the train. We all lay down on the floor with hands over our heads.
Another woman by the name of Abir Kopty (@AbirKopty) who describes herself as a political activist, was driving when the sirens sounded, and tweeted not long afterward:
Honestly it was absurd for me. I went out of my car, a soldier started telling people where to stand.