Rocket barrage above Tel Aviv

Earlier in the day, Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants threatened to attack Tel Aviv in response to an Israeli strike on a residential tower in Gaza.

Three people, including a child, have been injured near Tel Aviv as a volley of rockets was fired towards the city, a local ambulance service told Sputnik. According Channel 20, one person in Rishon LeZion, a city south of Tel Aviv, died as a result of the rocket attack.

A Sputnik correspondent earlier reported that the air raid sirens went off in Tel Aviv as dozens of rockets could be seen being intercepted in the sky by the Iron Dome missile defence system.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, saying it had launched 130 missiles towards Tel Aviv and its suburbs.

​The group previously warned it would launch a rocket attack on the city at 9 pm local time.