Israel under fire: Hamas rocket targeting Tel Aviv intercepted by Iron Dome

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Sirens wailed in Tel Aviv today as Hamas targeted the Israeli city for the third day in a row.

Siren in Tel Aviv. #PillarOfDefense #IsraelUnderFire

— Avital Leibovich (@AvitalLeibovich) November 17, 2012

EXPLOSION HEARD IN TEL AVIV, CLOUD OF SMOKE RISES AFTER SIRENS
SOUND – REUTERS WITNESS

— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) November 17, 2012

Israel Radio reports that the Iron Dome defense system intercepted the rocket. The IDF confirms:

Update: The rocket fired from Gaza toward the Tel Aviv area was intercepted by the Iron Dome. #IsraelUnderFire

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 17, 2012

Twitchy will monitor this developing story and updating with breaking details.

Update:

Witnesses share accounts of the terrifying experience:

My heart is beating out of my chest. Sirens sounding in Tel Aviv right now. Loud boom

— Emily Schrader (@GippersChutzpah) November 17, 2012

Sirens wailing in Tel Aviv. Loud explosion overhead, people running for cover

— Ruadhán Mac Cormaic (@RuadhanIT) November 17, 2012

Friend in Tel Aviv saying he heard loud bang about eight minutes ago, windows shook.

— Richard Hall (@_RichardHall) November 17, 2012

ok another Air raid siren went off and everyone went to the 2nd floor in tel aviv and we all heard 2 loud booms so fckn close all the childe

— Ronnie (@_R0NNlE) November 17, 2012

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