IDF Spokesman promises: Gaza Will Not Sleep Quietly Tonight
Live blog at Ha-aretz:
8:02 P.M. IDF source says air assault on Gaza will be renewed over the coming hours, adding that the IDF has approved plans for the next stage of the operation.
8:00 P.M. IDF says it has hit 250 sites in Gaza since the beginning of the current operation, while 274 rockets have hit Israel.
7:35 P.M. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says President Obama condemns the rockets fired at Israel; "there is no justification for these cowardly acts."
7:30 P.M. Israel Police confirm that two missiles fired at Tel Aviv area landed in open areas.
7:23 P.M. Five more rockets intercepted by Iron Dome systems over Be'er Sheva. In total, there have been 274 rockets fired and 105 intercepted. The IDF has attacked 250 targets in Gaza.
7:05 P.M. IDF spokesman says no missiles landed on ground in Tel Aviv, adds that residents of central Israel should prepare for a night that "won't be calm".
6:57 P.M. Rocket warning siren goes off in Be'er Sheva. (Yanir Yagna)
6:55 P.M. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for rocket fired at Tel Aviv. (Reuters)
6:44 P.M. Rocket lands in Holon, just south of Tel Aviv.
6:40 P.M. Names of casualties in Kiryat Malakhi rocket attack released: Mira Sharf, 29-years-old, and Aharon Samadja, 46-years old. (Yaniv Kubovich)
6:38 P.M. Rocket warning sirens sound in Tel Aviv and Bnei Brak, for first time since Gulf War in 1991.
6:38 P.M. Four rockets fall in open areas in western Negev. No wounded or damage. (Yanir Yagna)
6:30 P.M. Egyptian prime minister and security officials to make one-day visit to Gaza, according to Egyptian cabinet minister. (Reuters)
6:22 P.M. Classes canceled again on Friday for all kids living within 40 km of Gaza.
6:08 P.M. Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over Be'er Sheva. (Yanir Yagna)
5:00 P.M. Iron Dome shoots down rocket headed toward Ashdod. Warning sirens go off in Sderot.
4:48 P.M. Two rockets fall near Rishon Letzion, some 12 km south of Tel Aviv. No casualties reported.
4:52 P.M. Number of civilian casualties in Gaza rises to 15, according to Palestinian news agency Ma'an.
4:45 P.M. Rocket alert warning siren goes off in Rishon Letzion, south of Tel Aviv. Eyewitnesses report two blasts.
4:40 P.M. Five rockets fired from Gaza land in northwestern Negev, damaging buildings. Iron Dome missile defense system shoots down 5 rockets over Sderot. (Gili Cohen, Yanir Yagna)
3:53 P.M. IDF: Since beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, Iron Dome systems intercepted 87 rockets, with 138 projectiles exploding in Israeli territory. IDF attacked 227 Gaza targets.
3:09 P.M. A barrage of 5 rockets fired at Eskhol Regional Council. All five exploded in open areas, no damage or casualties reported. (Haaretz)