For the first time since the Gaza war in 2014, Tel Aviv was attacked for rocket attacks – but perhaps by accident. This is what the Israeli army is about. The Palestinians also tried to de-escalate.
By Tim Aßmann, ARD Studio Tel Aviv
Israeli media call sources without name in the army that the rocket fire on Tel Aviv last night was a mistake. This is the result of reports of initial investigations by the Israeli army. It is believed that the two rockets were fired by Palestinian Hamas hunters, but perhaps not intentionally.
Hamas officials had previously denied being responsible for shelling from the Gaza Strip.
Israel flies attacks in the Gaza Strip
There was a rocket alarm last night in Tel Aviv. But the two floors went down without causing damage. In response to the bombing of the city, the Israeli army attacked around 100 Gaza targets early in the morning. Among them was, according to military information, an underground Hamas rocket production facility. According to Palestinian sources, four people were injured in the attacks.
After sporadic rockets from the Gaza Strip were fired in the morning towards Israel, it now seems that both parties have no interest in further escalation. According to media reports, a ceasefire applies, mediated by Egypt but not officially confirmed. The Palestinian protests on the border, which take place every Friday, have been canceled today – according to the organizers, so as not to worsen the situation.