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The Latest: Israeli military accuses Hamas of firing rockets

The Latest: Israeli military accuses Hamas of firing rockets
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The Israeli military has concluded that the militant Hamas group of Gaza fired two rockets toward the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv.

In a statement early Friday, the army said “we can confirm” that Hamas carried out the rocket attack.

The attack Thursday night was the first time that Tel Aviv has been targeted since a 2014 war. It caused no casualties.

Earlier, Hamas and many smaller Palestinian groups strongly denied responsibility.

Israeli retaliatory airstrikes continued through early Friday while sirens warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza sounded in southern Israel.

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1:40 a.m.

The Israeli military is reporting air-raid sirens in southern Israel, signalling new rocket fire out of the Gaza Strip.

The apparent rocket fire came in response to Israeli airstrikes, launched after an early rocket attack on Tel Aviv.
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