In the evening of May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. HAMAS movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city, Times of Israel reported.
According to the outlet, the alarm sirens blared in practically every large settlement in Israel, as the rockets fell in the downtown of Tel Aviv and its suburbs; it became arguably the largest missile attack on Israel so far.
The shooting began at about 8.45 p.m. local time. The missiles fell in several central districts of the country.
Some projectiles hit their targets, but most of the rockets were downed by the anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome.
Local medics claim that at least six people were wounded in Kholon town, to the south from Tel Aviv. All of them suffered light or moderately grave injuries.
Ben-Gurion airport temporarily suspended the air traffice over the country, as the missiles kept hitting the ground objects in central districts of Israel.