IDF: Two rockets launched from Gaza at Israel, but fall short

IDF: Two rockets launched from Gaza at Israel, but fall short

Furthermore, after two rockets were fired from Gaza this evening, the IDF does not rule out the possibility that the Gaza Strip may join the violence.

At around 6:30 pm sirens sounded in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council in the northwestern Negev. Clashes were also reported throughout Judea and Samaria as Palestinians rioted following United States President Donald Trump's declaration Wednesday night that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The salafist group Tawhid al-Jihad, later took responsibility for the launches.

Palestinian security sources said that two Israeli tank shells targeted a military post in central Gaza Strip, adding that no injuries were reported, but severe damage was caused to the military post that is close to the borders with Israel.

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"The IDF holds Hamas responsible for hostile activity perpetrated against Israel from the Gaza Strip", the IDF said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Trump announced the relocation of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a move which drew numerous negative reactions from Muslim communities around the world.

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

While Israel has always considered Jerusalem its capital, with the prime minister's office and parliament building located there, countries have avoided recognizing it as such to prevent damaging hopes for a two-state solution.

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