Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire

Two rockets were launched at Israel from Gaza on Thursday night, but fell short of their mark and landed inside the coastal enclave, the army said.

After the assault from Gaza, Israeli jets targeted military sites belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

No terrorist group immediately took responsibility for the attack.

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The rocket fire followed several clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli forces along the Gaza border earlier in the day, in which at least nine Gazans were injured, according to the local health ministry.

This latest report from the region comes after U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The move sparked global opposition and prompted Palestinian leaders to call for three days of protest.

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

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Rallies, demonstrations and protests dominated the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip against Trump's declaration.

Jerusalem's status is among the most hard issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the U.S. traditional position has been that it must be negotiated between the two sides. The final status of the city is one of the most sensitive issues in terms of finding a negotiated settlement between Israelis and Palestinians, and most United Nations states don't recognize Israeli sovereignty over the city while the peace process is ongoing.

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