The Mayor of Rishon Lezion has confirmed that a long-range missile exploded in his town, which lies southeast of Tel Aviv. He did not report casualties or damage. The Police Minister confirmed missile explosions and alerts outside Holon on the outskirts of Tel Aviv and the nearby towns of Ness Ziona, Gan Raveh and Beer Yaacov. The IDF spokesmen reports that units of the elite paratroop and Givati Brigades are mustering outside the Gaza Strip.