Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire

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

There were no casualties.

The launches also come five weeks after the Israeli military destroyed an attack tunnel belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group, which crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip. An IDF spokesman said two rocket launches had been identified with both falling inside the Gaza Strip.

Later, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed on Twitter that at least two missiles were launched from the Gaza Strip, but did not reach the country.

Israeli sources claimed the army fired the missiles and shells "in response to a shell" that was reportedly fired from Gaza, causing no damage or injuries.

The IDF held Hamas responsible for the hostile activity perpetrated against Israel from the Gaza Strip, said the statement.


The security situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories is febrile following US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which Palestinians see as a political and religious red line.

It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip said that Israeli soldiers shot and injured nine Palestinians, protesting near the border fence in the coastal region.

The announcement was a major shift by Washington that overturns decades of U.S. foreign policy.

The Palestinians seek the eastern sector of the city as the capital of their future state.

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