Rocket barrage fired at central Israel for 1st time in 4 months; Hamas claims responsibility

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Multiple interceptions by the Iron Dome air defense system are seen over central Israel, following a rocket barrage launched from the Gaza Strip.

Sirens are sounding in Herzliya, Kfar Shmaryahu, Ramat Hasharon, Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, and several smaller communities.

Hamas in a statement claims responsibility for the barrage, the first at central Israel in some four months.

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