Photo Credit: Ariel Hermony / Ministry of Defense
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, and IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot at a security cabinet meeting.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Tel Aviv for an emergency meeting with Defense Secretary Avigdor Liberman at midnight Wednesday night.

The two men were to meet at the Defense Ministry office at the IDF Kirya headquarters. Liberman met earlier in the evening with the heads of military divisions.

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From around 7:30 pm to midnight Wednesday, approximately 70 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel. The IDF reported that the Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted 11 launches.

The majority of the other rockets hit open areas, the military said.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.