“Three rockets were launched at central Tel Aviv. All three were intercepted over the Tel Aviv metropolitan area,” the military said in a statement.
The rocket fire was claimed by Hamas militants in Gaza who said they had launched “four M75 missiles at Ben Gurion airport” just outside Tel Aviv.
Earlier, Israel’s airport authority had said the Ben Gurion airport would be operating as usual on Friday.
Witnesses in Tel Aviv said four or five explosions were heard shortly after sirens wailed across the area, sending people fleeing for cover.