Rockets fired into Israel near Gaza strip

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

The Israeli strikes were apparently in retaliation for rocket attacks from Gaza earlier in the day.

The IDF blasted back at Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip Thursday evening, following Palestinian rocket fire at Israel.

The Israeli military said two rockets were launched toward Israel, but fell short of their intended destination and landed inside Gaza.

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

Israel holds Hamas responsible for all activity happening in the Gaza Strip.


This latest report from the region comes after U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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

Medical sources in Gaza told Ma'an that Muhammad Saleh Haddaf was severely injured and left bed ridden after an Israeli airstrike hit his home on 8 August 2014, killing four of his family members and injuring several others.

He added that armed resistance factions in Palestine have received clear orders to be ready to counter this strategic threat, which endangers occupied Jerusalem and its future.

Trump also said the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though he set no timetable for that. On Thursday, Hamas terror group leader Ismail Haniyeh called for a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising.

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