Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Jerusalem: Israeli Army strikes after projectiles fired from NASA

Jerusalem: Israeli Army strikes after projectiles fired from NASA

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.

US President Donald Trump's announcement on disputed Jerusalem on Wednesday infuriated Palestinians, who see the city as their future capital, prompting Hamas to call for a revolt against Israel and demand that Abbas abandon American-sponsored peace-making.

"The IDF holds Hamas responsible for hostile activity perpetrated against Israel from the Gaza Strip", the IDF said in a statement. Israeli forces clashed with protesters, resulting in more than 100 injuries, according to Palestine Red Cross numbers reported by The Washington Post.

Gaza residents said there were no casualties from the Israeli attack and that two unmanned lookout posts were hit. The first rocket was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.

It was the second time inside an hour that rocket sirens sounded along Israeli communities close to the Gaza border.

A Jihadist Salafi group in Gaza called the Al-Tawheed Brigades - which does not heed the call from the enclave's dominant force, Hamas, to desist from firing rockets - claimed responsibility for the launches.

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