Israel strikes Gaza, no injured

Elias Hubbard
December 8, 2017

Several Palestinian factions organized mass rallies in different governorates in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, protesting against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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

"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.

No group in Gaza took immediate responsibility for the launch.

The IDF added that they hold Hamas, which governs Gaza but is supposed to hand over control to the Palestinian Authority on Sunday, responsible for any rocket fire emanating from the Strip.

Throughout the day on Thursday, Palestinians in Gaza marched, waved Palestinian flags and burned photographs of Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Israeli and American flags.

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

Illustrative image of a previous strike on Gaza.

A lengthy list of USA allies, regional powers and Palestinian politicians warned Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the lead-up to his announcement on Wednesday, saying that it would inflame tensions and provoke violence.

Jerusalem's status is among the most hard issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the USA traditional position has been that it must be negotiated between the two sides. Today, we acknowledge that Jerusalem is the Israeli capital.

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