Sirens in Tel Aviv

The last time the sirens went off in Tel Aviv was 20 years ago during Gulf war:

From CBS News – Explosion heard in Tel Aviv as Gaza clashes mount:

An Israeli Army spokesman says nothing landed on the ground, raising the possibility it fell in the sea, CBS Radio News’ Robert Berger reports from Jerusalem.

Earlier in the day, a third rocket landed in an open area of Rishon Lezion, a city on Tel Aviv’s southern outskirts, but there were no casualties.

Any attempt to disrupt life in Israel’s business and cultural capital would mark a significant escalation by Gaza militants.

Defense officials say Israel is prepared to launch a ground invasion into Gaza if necessary. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the army was prepared for a “significant widening” of its Gaza offensive.

“No government would tolerate a situation where nearly a fifth of its people live under a constant barrage of rockets and missile fire, and Israel will not tolerate this situation,” he said. “This is why my government has instructed the Israeli Defense Forces to conduct surgical strikes against the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. And this is why Israel will continue to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people.”

If this starts a war, this will be Bashar Al Assad’s lucky day.

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Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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