For the first time since 2014, Tel Aviv was the target of rockets fired from Gaza. Israel was quick to respond by attacking what it called “terror sites” in Gaza.
Israeli planes bombed at least two Hamas security positions with several explosions heard.
Rocket sirens sounded in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening, alerting residents to rush to bomb shelters.
There were no reports of damage or casualties, the Israeli army said, and no group in Gaza immediately claimed the attack, but in a statement, Hamas’s military wing denied responsibility for the attack.
As well as the strip’s rulers, Hamas, other armed factions operate in the territory, including Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed organisation that has launched rockets in the past.