GAZA (Dispatches) -- At least two rockets launched from the besieged Gaza Strip landed in Tel Aviv Thursday night, defying the so-called Iron Dome missile system to mark yet another embarrassing defeat for one of the world’s most expensive military forces.
The attack caused rocket alerts to blare throughout central Occupied Palestine, Israeli media reported. The Iron Dome missile system was activated but apparently failed to intercept any of the missiles.
The Zionist military confirmed the news but tried to pass off the interception failure as a result of the missile system’s self-destruction mechanism which kicked in once it realized the missiles were going to land in open areas.
Initial reports suggested that the rockets caused no damages or injuries. However, several people had to be treated for shock as this was the first time since Israeli’s last war with Gaza in 2014 that missile sirens were being activated in Tel Aviv.
Military spokesman Ronen Manelis said nobody in Tel Aviv expected Palestinian rockets to travel this far. "We did not have advance knowledge of this fire today, and in fact it surprised us," Manelis said.
Zionist PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who also acts as the regime’s war minister, called an emergency meeting at army headquarters after the rocket attack.
According to reports, the occupying regime asked an Egyptian security delegation in Gaza to leave the area. Media outlets in Gaza reported that the Hamas resistance movement had evacuated military posts in anticipation of Israeli attacks.
On Friday, Haaretz said the Zionist military attacked some 100 targets in Gaza Thursday overnight.
The missile attack further hurts Iron Dome’s reputation as a missile shield system that was supposed to once and for all end concerns about rocket attacks from Gaza.
The multi-billion dollar system experienced a humiliating defeat during the latest military flare-up between Gaza and Tel Aviv in November, when Hamas fired more than 460 rockets at the occupied lands in less than 24 hours in response to Israeli aggression.
Back then, Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar warned Israel not to test the resistance group again or it will target Tel Aviv.
Sinwar noted that he had spoken to Muhammad Deif, the leader of Hamas’s military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades about the possible response to next aggression by the occupying regime.
"Deif asked me to say that Tel Aviv and Gush Dan are next. The first barrage to hit Tel Aviv will surprise Israel," he said.