Вторник, 12 Декабря, 2017

IDF Retaliates with Tank Fire for Gaza Rockets; No Injuries

Former employers of the government gather inside the government building in the occupied West Bank Former employers of the government gather inside the government building in the occupied West Bank
Melinda Barton | 08 Декабря, 2017, 00:20

The IDF said the strikes on Gaza had been carried out with tank fire and from an aerial vehicle.

Smoke billows from a Palestinian Islamic Jihad position near Gaza City after Israeli aircraft bombed it on November 30, 2017, in retaliation to a mortar attack that targeted Israeli troops northeast of the Gaza Strip earlier in the day.

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.

Later, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed on Twitter that at least two missiles were launched from the Gaza Strip, but did not reach the country.

No group in Gaza took immediate responsibility for the launch.

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

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.

Protests broke out in Gaza and the West Bank and Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump made a decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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

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