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Air Raid Sirens Blast In Tel Aviv For First Time In Months, After Hamas Fires Rockets

Israeli soldiers are seen during a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. Israeli ground forces entered the Gaza Strip as they press ahead with their war against Hamas militants in retaliation for the group's unprecedented Oct. 7 attack on Israel. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Hamas fired a barrage of rockets Sunday from Gaza that set off air raid sirens as far away as Tel Aviv for the first time in months.

The barrage appears a sign of Hamas resilience more than seven months into Israel’s massive air, sea and ground offensive against the militant group that rules Gaza.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in what appeared to be the first long-range rocket attack from Gaza since January. Palestinian militants have continued to sporadically fire rockets and mortar rounds at communities along the Gaza border since then.

Hamas’ military wing claimed the attack, and rocket launches could be heard in central Gaza. The Israeli military said eight projectiles crossed into Israel after being launched from the area of the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where Israeli forces recently launched an incursion. It said “a number” of the projectiles were intercepted.

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