Sirens are blaring in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as rocket blasts sparking concerns of potential rocket attacks on Israel’s major urban centres.
The development is occurring amid the ongoing conflict with Hamas militants in Gaza.
The rocket alarm interrupted a parliamentary meeting that marked the commencement of the legislative winter session, highlighting the immediate impact on daily life and government operations.
The alarm has compelled government officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, to seek refuge in fortified rooms.
Before the interruptions, Netanyahu had told parliament members that Israel’s goal was victory and eliminating Hamas.
“We must crush Hamas. I say to Iran and Hezbollah, beware,” he added.