Israeli Army Strikes Targets In Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire

Cheryl Sanders
December 8, 2017

Israeli Air Force is bombing several targets in Gaza on Thursday in response to a volley of mortar fire from Palestinian militants, as tensions escalate after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

According to initial reports, "a red alert was activated" by the app in that region.

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

"Hamas movement is acting in a powerful manner for the launch of a new Intifada against the Israeli occupation; we need to formulate new strategies and polices to counter the threat and conspiracy against Jerusalem, against Palestine", he said.

Palestinians shuttered their schools and shops on Thursday to begin three "days of rage" over Trump's decision.

Israeli army forces stationed at watchtowers and tanks on the borders with Gaza fired live rounds at tens of Palestinian youth protesting near the borders.

The Spokesperson's Unit also confirmed a third rocket that was sacked toward Israel and reached Israeli territory. The protesters burned American and Israeli flags, as well as photos of Trump.

The military retaliated with six strikes on terrorist positions in Gaza, four of them belonging to the Islamic Jihad and two to Hamas, which rules the coastal enclave.

Israel, which claims all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital, has welcomed Trump's decision.

Trump also said the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though he set no timetable for that.

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

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