Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

Lester Mason
December 8, 2017

A four-year-old Palestinian child died in the Gaza Strip yesterday after succumbing to wounds he sustained during the Israeli offensive in 2014 when he was just one years old.

An Israeli tank returned fire.

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

"We are aware of the launches of two rockets that fell in the Palestinian territories", an army spokesman told Sputnik.

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

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Later in the evening another launch was reported with rockets said to have fallen in open fields in Israeli territory.

Reportedly, the leader of the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, has called for a new "intifada", or uprising, as protests broke out in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem. Local services told Sputnik that around 50 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli security forces.

Although there are no specific details regarding tomorrow's intended disruptions, the IDF is preparing for the possibility of renewed rioting along the Gaza Strip border during hours of prayer in Jerusalem, where both Israel Police and IDF Border Police forces have been bolstered.

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Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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