Israeli army says 2 rockets launched at Israel from Gaza landed short

Illustrative A Border Police car on fire after Palestinians threw a Molotov cocktail at the vehicle in Jerusalem on Wednesday

Illustrative A Border Police car on fire after Palestinians threw a Molotov cocktail at the vehicle in Jerusalem on Wednesday

Two rockets were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel.

"The IDF struck two terror targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire from the northern Gaza Strip that landed in Israeli territory and to an earlier launch that landed within the Gaza Strip", an IDF spokesman said.

The violence comes the day after President Donald Trump said he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the blast and its aftermath, 12 members of the terrorist group were killed, along with two Hamas operatives.

On Wednesday, Trump announced the relocation of the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a move which drew numerous negative reactions from Muslim communities around the world.


Dozens of Palestinians in Gaza also staged violent protests along the security fence surrounding the coastal enclave, throwing rocks and rolling burning tires at the barrier and the Israeli soldiers on the other side.

Palestinian militants of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, stage an anti-Israel parade as part of the celebrations marking the first anniversary of an Israeli army operation in the Gaza Strip on 14 November 2013.

The IDF held Hamas responsible for the hostile activity perpetrated against Israel from the Gaza Strip, said the statement, Xinhua reported. "Jerusalem is being kidnapped and ripped from us".

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