Israeli tank, aircraft target 2 military posts in Gaza Strip: army

08 December, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Wade Massey
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"In response to. projectiles fired at Israel throughout the day.an IDF tank and an IAF aircraft targeted two military posts in the Gaza Strip".

An Israeli tank returned fire.

On its part, the Israeli military held Hamas responsible for any escalation in the Gaza Strip, and nearby Israeli areas.

An Islamist militant group called the Al-Tawheed Brigades took credit for firing the rockets at Israel.

Protesters burn pictures of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Gaza City on December 7, 2017.

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The Palestinian Authority called for a general strike in Palestinian cities as a result of Trump's declaration, while Hamas has taken a harder line and is advocating for a new Palestinian uprising.

Palestinians and security forces clashed earlier in the day along the Gaza border with reports of three Palestinians injured. An IDF spokesman said two rocket launches had been identified with both falling inside the Gaza Strip.

The announcement was a major shift by Washington that overturns decades of United States foreign policy.

Israel has occupied East Jerusalem since the 1967 Middle East war.

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

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