Air raid sirens wail in Jerusalem

2012-11-16 17:42
Palestinians inspect damages following Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP)

Palestinians inspect damages following Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP)

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Jerusalem - Air raid sirens have just sounded in Jerusalem, signaling a possible rocket attack aimed at Israel's capital.

If verified, it would be the first time the holy city has ever been targeted by rockets fired by Gaza militants.

Israeli media say the rocket fell north of Jerusalem, but authorities have not confirmed the reports.

According to Reuters, the armed wing of Islamist group Hamas said it fired a Qassam rocket towards Jerusalem, minutes after air raid sirens sounded.

Militants already have launched several rockets into Tel Aviv since an Israeli offensive was launched in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

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