Israel expanded its air assault on rockets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, striking a Hamas government compound and a Cabinet building where Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh met with Egypt’s prime minister on Friday.
Israel also said it intercepted an incoming projectile Saturday that was bound for Tel Aviv.
Footage from Associated Press Television News shows a plume of smoke emanating from an Iron Dome battery deployed in Tel Aviv followed by a flash of light overhead as the rocket is intercepted.
People huddled along Tel Aviv’s beachfront boardwalk cheered Saturday as the interception took place.
Bombarding the Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes, the Israeli military targeted the militants’ weapons-storage facilities and underground rocket-launching sites.