Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza
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Two rockets fired on Israel land in Gaza

IDF says the projectiles which were aimed at the Jewish state triggered alarms but landed in the Palestinian coastal territory

Rocket were fired from Gaza to southern Israel
Rocket were fired from Gaza to southern Israel

Two rockets were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel.

The rockets, which triggered the Code Red alert system in Ashkelon and other Israeli communities, landed in Gaza, the Israel Defence Forces spokesman said.

The rockets were fired on Thursday evening as Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank protested the announcement on Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinians and Israeli troops had skirmished at the border earlier in the day.

The Salafist group Tawhid al-Jihad, later took responsibility for the launches.

Nevertheless, IDF tanks and warplanes bombed two Hamas military positions in Gaza in retaliation.

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

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