TEL AVIV UNDER ATTACK FROM ROCKET BARRAGE
Dramatic escalation as Islamic Jihad in Gaza targets Israel’s second largest city – more than 700 rockets fired at Israel in past 24 hours
JERUSALEM – At 9:00pm local time Tuesday night, Tel Aviv – Israel’s second largest city – came under a withering attack of rockets from Gaza Strip.
Other towns, villages, cities and suburbs around Tel Aviv – including Herzliya, Netanya, Rishon Litzion, among others -- are also under rocket attack.
After the attack on Jerusalem last night, this is a dramatic escalation.
Several million Israelis are now living in bomb shelters and basements, huddling with their children, for safety.
More than 700 rockets have been fired at Israel so far, but the numbers keep climbing by the hour.
More than 40 Israelis have been wounded and at least two Israelis have died so far but the casualty figure are expected to rise.
I’m contact with friends and colleagues all over the country and you can feel the mood has been changing in the last few hours.
Anxiety. Anger. Confusion. And a demand that the government hit the terrorists much harder.
Tel Aviv is rarely attacked – this is creating a psychological shift in just how serious this rocket war is becoming.
Joel C. Rosenberg is the editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS and ALL ARAB NEWS and the President and CEO of Near East Media. A New York Times best-selling author, Middle East analyst, and Evangelical leader, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and sons.