Israel intercepted at least 12 rockets fired from Gaza just minutes into the start of 2024, according to a CNN team in Tel Aviv that witnessed the attack.
Sirens were heard across the southern and central Israel regions.
Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, published a statement claiming they had bombarded Tel Aviv with a barrage of “M90” rockets at midnight local time.
The Israel Defense Forces early on Monday acknowledged the rocket fire in a post on social media.
“New year, same Hamas terrorism. While 129 Israelis are still being held captive by Hamas in Gaza, Hamas also decided to start 2024 by launching a barrage of rockets at Israel. There is no ‘happy’ New Year until they are all home,” the IDF said.