In a shocking incident that unfolded on a serene Friday afternoon in Tel Aviv, a rocket pierced the tranquility of an apartment building, leaving three individuals wounded. Among them, one person was in moderate condition, while the other two sustained lighter injuries, as reported by Magen David Adom.
The scene captured on footage depicted extensive damage to an upper-floor apartment, shrouded in smoke, showcasing the devastating impact of the rocket strike. Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor Ron Huldai, deeply concerned for the safety of the residents, urgently urged the gathering crowd to evacuate the area.
In a heart-wrenching twist, the owner of the apartment, in a conversation with Maariv, marveled at the miraculous absence of residents during the attack, stating, “It was a miracle from heaven that the residents were not present.”
Hamas swiftly claimed responsibility for the barrage of rockets in a statement posted on their Telegram channel. “The Al-Qassam Brigades have renewed their shelling of Tel Aviv in response to the Zionist massacres against civilians,” read the assertive message from Hamas.
The repercussions of this appalling incident rippled through the city. Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, in response to the rocket attacks, announced significant changes to the upcoming week’s education system. Under the new plan, Tel Aviv’s educational institutions will operate under “preparedness level ‘yellow.'” This precautionary measure mandates that learning in Tel Aviv schools will be confined to protected and regulated spaces for the entire week.
The senseless violence extended its reach to Ashkelon, where reports of casualties emerged following another rocket attack on the city later that Friday afternoon, leaving the community grappling with the aftermath of this tragic event.