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Palestinian Rockets reach Targets beyond Tel Aviv for the first time



The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, announced on Sunday that it has targeted Herzliya, North of Tel Aviv, for the first time.

According to Al Manar TV network, the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said that it has fired advanced missiles at Herzliya, 11km North of Tel Aviv.

Meantime, the Israeli media reported that people in the city had also heard an air-raid siren last night.

Israel was surprised when Palestinians in Gaza targeted Tel Aviv, 70km away from the foremost Palestinian territories, for the first time on Friday. The longest range recorded by Palestinian missiles prior to Friday had been 40km.

Targeting Herzliya means that Palestinian resistance groups now have the capability to hit targets, at least, 80km away, much beyond the previously thought 40-km range for Palestinian missiles.

Qassam Brigades announced yesterday that they had fired 34 missiles at Tel Aviv.

The Israeli media said that the so much bragged about Iron Dome missile shield has failed to intercept two-third of Palestinian rockets.

The Israeli officials also were surprised after Palestinians shot down an Israeli drone and a fighter jet. They also reported that five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip had hit and sunk an Israeli warship.

Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip 1,000 times since Wednesday, according to the Israeli media.

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