Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

Israel hit two "terror targets" in Gaza on Thursday after at least three rockets were fired towards Israeli territory earlier in the day, although most fell inside the Strip. There were no casualties.

Palestinians and Israeli troops had skirmished at the border earlier in the day.

Around two hours later the army said that another rocket, fired form the enclave's north, exploded in southern Israel.

Militants fired on Thursday makeshift rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel in response to USA recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, eyewitnesses said. No one claimed responsibility for firing the rockets. The Israeli Defense Forces issued a statement holding Hamas accountable for the attack, as Israel considers the group responsible for any actions coming from Gaza.

The Hamas leader also called for strong unity among all Palestinian factions, and "for a unified stance to counter this oppression and aggression".

Demonstrators in cities including Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah rallied against Trump's shift in policy, some burning American flags and photos of the USA president.

The Spokesperson's Unit also confirmed a third rocket that was sacked toward Israel and reached Israeli territory.

On Wednesday, Trump announced the relocation of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a move which drew numerous negative reactions from Muslim communities around the world. Although the decision's long-term effects on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and attempts at peace remain unclear, the announcement has caused an immediate wave of unrest.

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