A rocket launched by the Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad struck the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon Thursday evening, Haaretz reported, following an earlier rocket that fell outside Rishon Lezion (roughly 15 kilometers outside Tel Aviv).
Air raid sirens began wailing in Tel Aviv, Israel’s second largest city and the country’s commercial center, for the first time since the Gulf War in the early 1990s.
Initial reports from military officials indicate the rockets fell short of the city in an open area and there were no injuries or casualties.
The attack came just a day after Israel launched “Operation Pillar”. The military response was set in motion after some 130 rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza earlier in the week.
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta CEO Michael Horowitz issued a statement in support of Israel’s action:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta unequivocally stands with the people and state of Israel, especially at this critical time.
We share their pain and outrage at the terrible loss of life and limb as a result of the Hamas campaign of terror and violence launched against Israel.
We stand with Israel as it fulfills its most basic responsibility as a democracy: defending the nation and protecting its citizens.
We stand with Israel in demanding that the Palestinian Authority end the violence and terror, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators, dismantle the terrorist infrastructure, end the incitement against Israel and Jews, and live up to all its previous commitments.
We stand with our government and with Israel in combating the global threat of terrorism.
We stand with Israel as it seeks a true and lasting peace that will assure secure and defensible borders, as well as the safety of its citizens and of all the people in the region.
We call on all people of good will to join us in standing with Israel now.
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