Israeli tanks, aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

Gazan dies after border clash with Israel forces

United States President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has prompted worldwide criticism and sparked protests across the world.

No casualties were reported from either attack, according to the Times of Israel.

A spokesman for Hamas said it didn't fire the rockets but had erected the sign.

Rocket fire from Gaza had been on the rise following US President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, although the last two weeks have seen quiet return to the area.

A rocket that landed in Israeli territory Friday interrupted a ceremony in memory of IDF soldier Oron Shaul, whose body is being held by Hamas in Gaza.




It said plumes of smoke were visible from one of the targeted areas east of the Gaza City neighbourhood of al-Tuffah.

In kibbutz Sha'ar HaNegev one building was damaged from a direct rocket strike.

The Israeli army said there were "very small clashes" in a number of sites.

The rockets on Friday were the first to be sent since December 18 where a two-week barrage shook Southern Israel.

Palestinians were enraged by Trump's declaration, viewing it as siding with Israel on the most sensitive issue in the conflict. Twelve Palestinians have died in the violence so far.

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