IDF: Two rockets launched from Gaza at Israel, but fall short

Gazans demonstrate in front of the government's offices demanding the sanctions imposed on the Gaza Strip be lifted immediately

Gazans demonstrate in front of the government's offices demanding the sanctions imposed on the Gaza Strip be lifted immediately

Israeli troops stationed on the borders between southeast Gaza Strip and Israel shot and wounded six Palestinians on Thursday, medical sources said.

After the assault from Gaza, Israeli jets targeted military sites belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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

The IDF added that they hold Hamas, which governs Gaza but is supposed to hand over control to the Palestinian Authority on Sunday, responsible for any rocket fire emanating from the Strip.

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

In response to rocket fire earlier on Thursday evening, the IDF fired on Hamas targets in central Gaza.

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces when the latter attempted to prevent Palestinians from protesting.

At least 31 people were injured in the demonstrations, according to Israeli medics, including one person who was in critical condition.

The Palestinians seek Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967, as a future capital.

The security situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories is febrile following US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which Palestinians see as a political and religious red line.

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