An Iron Dome battery intercepted a Palestinian rocket over Tel Aviv in central Israel, the 80th Tuesday. Shortly before this, the Israeli heartland heard sirens and went on the ready for rocket attacks: Public shelters have been opened in Tel Aviv, the beaches along the Mediterranean coast have been cleared of bathers from the south up to Netanya, north of Tel Aviv. Sdei Dov airport has been closed. Arrivals and departures of flights at Ben Gurion international and Eilat airports have been thrown off schedule by Israeli Air Force sorties against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Strong explosions boomed over Modiin and Rehovot in the early evening. Witnesses reported mid-air interceptions.