A number of rockets have landed in an area of Jerusalem, according to Israeli media reports.
It came minutes after an ultimatum from Hamas for Israel to withdraw forces from two flashpoints in the city.
The group claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it retaliation for Israeli “crimes and aggression”.
Sky’s Mark Stone, in Jerusalem, said he understood about seven to 10 of the rockets were fired at an area 10-15km from the city.
He said Israel’s Iron Dome defence system is believed to have destroyed most, but that a few landed.
Stone said the attack was almost certain to mean a “heavy night of bombardment” on Hamas base the Gaza Strip this evening.
It comes as clashes in Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli forces reportedly injured more than 300 people.
Source : Sky News