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Israel strikes targets in Gaza Strip after rocket fireplace

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Up to date Dec 7, 2017 three:42 PM EST

The Israeli navy says it struck targets within the Gaza Strip in response to projectiles fired at Israel.

The navy says projectile exploded Thursday in southern Israel, along with two earlier ones launched from Gaza which fell quick and landed within the Palestinian territory. 

The navy says a tank and plane struck two navy posts in Gaza. The navy says it holds Hamas answerable for any fireplace emanating from the Gaza Strip.

The border violence comes a day after President Donald Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu applauded the choice, whereas Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas known as the U.S. shift “a declaration of withdrawal from the position it has performed within the peace course of.” 

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh known as for Palestinians to launch a brand new rebellion in opposition to Israel within the wake of Mr. Trump’s declaration, which marked a dramatic break with many years of U.S. coverage on Jerusalem and counters long-standing worldwide assurances to the Palestinians that the destiny of town might be decided in negotiations. The Palestinians search east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967, as a future capital.   

The border between Israel and Gaza has been largely quiet since a 2014 conflict between Israel and Hamas. Violence has sometimes flared since then.   

A Palestinian protester throws again a teargas canister that was fired by Israeli troopers throughout clashes on the Israeli border with Gaza, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. 

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Earlier Thursday, tons of of Palestinians had been protesting in cities throughout the West Financial institution and Gaza Strip in opposition to Mr. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The demonstrators burned posters of Mr. Trump and of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in addition to American and Israeli flags. Clashes between Israeli safety forces and Palestinian protesters had been reported at a number of places. 

Rallies occurred within the West Financial institution cities of Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin and Bethlehem. An illustration was additionally being held outdoors the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis.

Palestinians have known as a basic strike on Thursday and are getting ready for extra mass protests on Friday. 

Palestinian officers stated dozens of protesters had been frivolously wounded in various demonstrations within the West Financial institution. The Palestinian Pink Crescent stated dozens of individuals have been wounded, largely from tear fuel inhalation. It stated six folks had been wounded by rubber bullets and one individual from reside fireplace. The Israeli navy denies that reside fireplace was used. 

The Palestinian Well being Ministry stated the accidents are all minor. 

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