Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

After Rocket Strikes On Territory, Israel Retaliates With Attacks On Gaza Posts

After Rocket Strikes On Territory, Israel Retaliates With Attacks On Gaza Posts

The Israeli military said two rockets were launched toward Israel, but fell short of their intended destination and landed inside Gaza.

Head of Hamas's politburo Ismail Haniyeh announced on Thursday that the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis is "buried forever", following US President's decision to recognize Al-Quds as Israeli capital.

Gaza residents said there were no casualties from the Israeli attack and that two unmanned lookout posts were hit.

Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday afternoon, according to another IDF statement.

Illustrative image of a previous strike on Gaza.

During the Gaza war in 2014, Israel's Iron Dome rocket interceptor system largely protected the country's heartland from thousands of rocket barrages fired by terrorists.

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According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, some 2,147 Palestinians were killed during the 51-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2014, including 72 who later succumbed to their wounds.

"The spokesman also said the American administration and the occupying regime have regulated their regional policies based on "a wrong analysis of the region's developments", maintaining that the dire situation of the Middle East and the abnormal status of the Arab world would provide them with an opportunity to fulfil their long-term policies towards the Palestinian territories".

Demonstrators in cities including Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah rallied against Trump's shift in policy, some burning American flags and photos of the USA president.

Both Israelis and Palestinians lay claim to Jerusalem, although Israel has retained control over the city since 1967.

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

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