Rocket sirens sound near Jerusalem for 1st time since start of Gaza operation
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
Incoming rocket sirens are sounding in communities on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
There are initial reports of Iron Dome interceptions over the area.
Several Iron Dome interceptions in the outskirts of Jerusalem. (Pics: בט"ש וחירום) pic.twitter.com/pn6OM5opQ2
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A barrage was fired at communities close to the Gaza border simultaneously.
There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries in either location.
The rocket fire close to Jerusalem comes amid high tensions in the capital, with police deployed in force, and particularly in the area of the Old City and the Temple Mount, to secure services of the Tisha B’Av fast day amid the flare-up in Gaza.