The Israeli military said early Friday that the country had launched air strikes on "terrorist sites in Gaza" hours after the launch of rockets on Tel Aviv.
"We have just begun to beat terrorist sites in Gaza, details follow" The Israeli Armed Forces (IDF) tweeted .
The attacks took place in Khan Younis, which, according to The Associated Press, is about 15 miles south of Gaza City. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
A Hamas naval base was attacked, the branch reported, citing Palestinian media.
Shortly after their first post, the military sent out a "rocket alert" in a follow-up Tweet stating that sirens were deployed in the Eshkol Regional Council.
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The response from Israel came after the IDF had been previously confirmed On Thursday night, two rockets from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip were deployed in Tel Aviv fired.
The Israeli media first reported that one of the missiles had been intercepted by the country's missile defense system, Iron Dome. However, the IDF later said that none of the missiles were and added that they had landed in the sea or on open land.
People living in the area reported that they heard an explosion in addition to the sirens. It was not clear what caused this explosion. No damage or loss was reported.
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. There was no early warning prior to the attack, and officials sought to find out who fired the missiles, Brig. General Ronen Manelis, spokesman for the Israeli army, said:
There was no immediate claim to responsibility.
This is an evolving story.
Fox News Samuel Chamberlain and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.