Netanyahu convenes military leaders after Tel Aviv rocket attack
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Netanyahu convenes military leaders after Tel Aviv rocket attack

Prime Minister meets with senior IDF officials to decide on appropriate response to incident on Thursday night

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, December 4, 2018. Photo by: JINIPIX
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, December 4, 2018. Photo by: JINIPIX

Israel’s prime minister has convened an urgent meeting with senior military officials following a rocket attack on Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip.

Israeli media said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also Israel’s defence minister, was meeting his military chief and other senior advisers late Thursday to plan a response.

The military said two rockets were apparently fired from Gaza, setting off air raid sirens in Israel’s commercial and cultural capital.

It was the first time Tel Aviv has been targeted since a 2014 war with Gaza militants.

The rare attack is an escalation and was likely to trigger a harsh Israeli response.

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