Israel under fire: Iron Dome intercepts more rockets aimed at Tel Aviv

http://twitter.com/#!/IDFSpokesperson/status/270081853040521217

Sirens continue to wail in Tel Aviv, as the city remains under fire for the fourth day in a row.

Keep in mind.. Most children in #TelAviv at school. They have to run to shelters because #Hamas targeting them.

— Ron M. (@Jewtastic) November 18, 2012

Witnesses report from the terrifying scene.

When the siren sounded earlier, everyone ran for cover. Our photographer took this photo on a train. #IsraelUnderFire twitter.com/IDFSpokesperso…

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2012

Sirens are played on radio #Israel so cars pull over andpeople take cover.

— lyse doucet (@bbclysedoucet) November 18, 2012

Twitter really is amazing. @pdanahar reports rocket launches from Gaza, @bbclysedoucet reports sirens in #ashkelon a few moments later.

— Andrew O’Malley (@OMalleyAndrew) November 18, 2012

Sirens sound again #ashkelon #Israel

— lyse doucet (@bbclysedoucet) November 18, 2012

Loud thud missiles landing southern #Israel

— lyse doucet (@bbclysedoucet) November 18, 2012

#Ashkelon #Israel – air raid sirens sounded 3 times in past 5 mins. Heard lot of explosions. Earlier saw flashes of interceptors

— Richard Galpin (@Richardgalpin) November 18, 2012

By placing communication infrastructure on roofs of civilian media buildings, #Hamas uses the foreign journalists as #HumanShields #Gaza

— Avital Leibovich (@AvitalLeibovich) November 18, 2012

Witnesses also saw the Iron Dome in action.

Siren sounds. Just saw iron dome in action. Mid air intercept. Explosion. #Israel #Gaza

— lyse doucet (@bbclysedoucet) November 18, 2012

heard 8 rockers fired in a row while in the vicinity of #Ashkelon. also saw the #Iron Dome defense system in action #Gaza #Israel

— Hoda Abdel-Hamid (@HodaAH) November 18, 2012

BREAKING: Israeli police say 2 more rockets fired toward Tel Aviv, intercepted by defense system

— The Associated Press (@AP) November 18, 2012

IDF confirms.

Update: The Iron Dome intercepted the rocket fired from #Gaza toward Tel Aviv a few minutes ago. #IsraelUnderFire

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2012

IDF continues tweeting information and developments.

Minutes ago, the IDF targeted the site in Gaza from where the rocket was fired at Tel Aviv.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2012

Fact: We coordinated the transfer of 124 trucks of goods & gas to #Gaza today, including medical supplies & dairy products.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2012

Hamas’ strategy is simple: Use civilians as human shields. Fire rockets from residential areas. Store weapons in mosques. Hide in hospitals.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2012

A rocket fired from #Gaza fell near a kindergarten in Ashkelon a few minutes ago. It’s a good thing that school was canceled for the day.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2012

Advice to reporters in #Gaza, just like any person in Gaza: For your own safety, stay away from #Hamas positions and operatives.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2012

Check out this compilation of Palestinian terrorist groups launching rockets at #Israel from populated areas in #Gaza: youtube.com/watch?v=pmgrZx…

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 18, 2012

As does President Peres.

What would you do if you had 900 missiles aimed at your homes? Would you call it an escalation if your government then tried to stop it?

— PresidentPeres (@PresidentPeres) November 18, 2012

Our purpose remains peace. We didn’t start shooting, we don’t want shooting. What #Israel is doing is self-defense. #israelunderfire

— PresidentPeres (@PresidentPeres) November 18, 2012

The fact that almost no civilians are hit is not because of their defense but because of our care not to hit any civilians #israelunderfire

— PresidentPeres (@PresidentPeres) November 18, 2012

Twitchy will continue to monitor this developing story and update with further details.

Update:

We are exacting a heavy price from Hamas and the terrorist organizations. The IDF is prepared for a significant expansion of its operations

— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 18, 2012

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