Thursday's incident is the first time since the 2014 war that rockets from Gaza have come anywhere near Tel Aviv.
A senior Israeli official told Channel 13 news that Israel indeed did not believe Hamas was behind the attack, but rather another "organization attempting to sabotage efforts to achieve calm in recent days". It said one of the rockets landed in an uninhabited area, and that there were no reports of injuries.
The Israeli media reported ahead of the Gaza air strikes that the IDF would deliver a significant response to the rocket fire.
The rocket fire raised speculation in Israel that Palestinian militants opposed to any deal between Hamas and Israel were behind the launchings. The Iran-backed Al-Sabareen terrorist group in Gaza has yet to release an official statement following the rocket attacks.
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TV footage showed what looked like Israeli interceptor missiles streaking into the sky above Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial capital, and detonating. "It's time to defeat Hamas, it's time to demilitarize the Gaza Strip", he said. Israeli sources said after the security meeting that, "decisions had been made".
An Iron Dome Missile Defense battery set up in the southern Israeli city of Sderot fires an intercepting missile.
There were no reports of damage or casualties, the Israeli army said, and no group in Gaza immediately claimed the attack. "There are no special instructions for the civilian home front".
Israel's Defense Forces confirmed on Thursday that two rockets were fired from Gaza toward the center of Israel, triggering rocket sirens in Tel Aviv.
The attack prompted several municipalities in central Israel to open their public bomb shelters. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio".