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Rocket strikes southern outskirts of Tel Aviv, no damage or injuries reported

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November 15, 2012 | 9:27 am

Israeli soldiers stand at their base just outside the central Gaza Strip on Nov.15. Photo by REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli soldiers stand at their base just outside the central Gaza Strip on Nov.15. Photo by REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A rocket fired from Gaza struck the metropolitan Tel Aviv area.

The rocket fell in Holon on the southern outskirts of Tel Aviv, according to reports, after warning sirens sounded in Tel Aviv and Bnei Brak on Thursday evening.  It was the first time since the Gulf War in 1990 that a warning siren was sounded in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, according to reports.

There was no damage or injuries, Ynet reported. Islamic Jihad reportedly took responsibility for the attack, which came two hours after two rockets struck Rishon Lezion, located about 10 miles south of Tel Aviv.

More than 140 rockets fired from Gaza have struck southern Israel since the assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday evening.

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